The Sam Jonah Library has received copies of books written by Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah from the 8th Pan African Legacy Project.
Presenting the books, a member of the team, Mr. Kwesi Pratt Jnr. explained though Nkrumah wrote several books, most of them were not available in Ghana. He noted that during the 8th Pan African Congress, a group of participants of the congress formed the Legacy Project to distribute 2000 books authored by Nkrumah to public and private institutions in the country. He said the group had already presented copies of the books to the Flagstaff House, Parliament, Judiciary, some tertiary institutions, policy think thanks, non-governmental organisations and civil society organisations.
Mr. Pratt indicated that the donation was to provide Ghanaians with issues relating to Africa, through the works and books of leading Pan Africans such as Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah. The books also included commentaries, stories and other scholarly literature.
On behalf of the management of the UCC Library, Mrs. Paulina Afful thanked members of the Legacy Project for the donation. She noted that the Library has a few copies of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s books in the special collection of Africa and Ghana. She noted that the books would be very beneficial to the University Community. She also said the Library would make arrangement to purchase additional copies to meet the large needs of its clientele.
The donated books included Africa Must Unite, Consciencism, I Speak of Freedom, Autobiography of Nkrumah, Kwame Nkrumah’s Contributions to the African Revolution and the Great Deception. Others were Neocolonialism- the Last Stage of Imperialism and Revolutionary Path.
Other members of the Legacy Project were Mr. Jerry Tetteh, Secretary and Mr. Zaya Yeebo.
Present at the presentation were, Prof. Atta Britwum, Prof. Raymond Osei, Mr. Kwame Boohene, Mr. Christopher Filson and Mrs. Gladys Ewurama Edumadze.