Rhodesian File

Kwame Nkurumah


The book is out of print.


Kwame Nkrumah intended to write on the Zimbabwean struggle. First published 1974, this book contains key documents from the file on Rhodesia which he opened after U.D.I. in 1965. The letters and papers, many of which are published for the first time here, show the thinking of Nkrumah on the problem of minority regimes in Africa. How accurate it was, as subsequent events have proved. A connecting narrative and chronology from 1887 have been added by the publishers.


As the name of the, book suggests, Rhodesia File is not a complete book. Nkrumah, who had already written Neo-Colonialism, found in the Rhodesian developments an excellent example of yet another type of neo-colonialism. - A. K. Essack, Economic and Political Weekly


Kwame Nkrumah led Ghana to independence from Britain in 1957 and served as its first prime minister and president.