To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president and revolutionary pan-Africanist, Accra-based Library of Africa and The African Diaspora (LOATAD) has curated an online exhibition dedicated to Nkrumah writing.

The virtual exhibition is titled “The Literary Life of Kwame Nkrumah” and was launched on 27 April, 2022 to coincide with the anniversary of his passing. Though virtual, it is immersive and contains a rich, carefully curated selection of artifacts around the author’s life. The exhibition features 50 stilts put together by Vincent Kadiri and spans several decades of Nkrumah’s life from his early, formative years and education in Ghana, to higher education in the US and UK, up until his exile in Guinea. The exhibition includes his post-independence writings and speeches, as well as posthumous publications.

Over 700 people visited the exhibition within a week of its launch. The exhibition brings to life a side of Nkrumah that often gets overshadowed by his political activism. Nkrumah was a great speech writer and a brilliant thinker who wrote books that inspired people the world over. The exhibition tells the story of Nkrumah the author and brings his literary universe to life.

The exhibition is free to access and is best viewed with a laptop or desktop. Visitors are required to simply click on the images displayed on the site to get more information about an exhibit.

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