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The Vuvuzela that Nkrumah Sounded: Remembering Nkrumah, Celebrating the 2010 World Cup in (South) Africa

Pascah Mungwini


This is a response not only to a call to celebrate Nkrumah through the 2010 World Cup but also and more importantly, an attempt to extend or stretch the immortality of this historic figure and his contribution to the struggle in Africa into another century. As Africans celebrated Africas turn and proclaimed Africas time has come, (South) Africa is ready within the context of the 2010 World Cup, one has to be reminded of those individual men and women who laid the foundation for all the freedom and dignity we cherish today. Like a true philosopher king, Nkrumahs ideas touched on many significant aspects of life such as politics, economics, morality and even sport. This essay has chosen to focus on sport which is arguably one of the least explored aspects of Nkrumahs legacy to Africa.


Vuvuzela; Nkrumah; African unity; soccer world cup; sport; and Politics

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Journal on African Philosophy. ISSN: 1533-1067 (online).
Editor: Olufemi Taiwo.

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