Class Struggle in Africa by Kwame Nkrumah

By Kwame Nkrumah

Contemporary African background has uncovered the shut hyperlinks among the pursuits of imperialism and neo-colonialism and the African bourgeoisie. This e-book finds the character and volume of the category fight in Africa, and units it within the extensive context of the African Revolution and the area socialist revolution. 86pp; 1 map

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Voluntary in the beginning, the result of prodding, it became the chief preoccupation of the administration and thus came in effect to be a mandatory form of cultivation for the rural Africans. ) - in a redemptive mode - became the basis of 'Portuguese' Guinea's economy and the determining factor in the political situation of its people within the structure of the Portuguese colonial empire. It is fitting to emphasize that even the transfer of the capital from Bolama to Bissau had for its principal cause the erosion of the soil on Bolama Island and Buba Region, with the consequent displacement of the peanut cycle on to Bissau Island and the central areas of the country.

The slaves or their descendants became the farmers or the sharecroppers. The NationalLiberation Movements Five centuries have elapsed since the beginning of the settlement process. The population of the Cape Verde Islands, which has since suffered one of the most lacerating tragedies of colonization, remains in a situation where the possibility of controlling its own destiny is ruled out. The case of the Cape Verde Islands is similar to that of Brazil, Cuba, Santo Domingo, Haiti, the Guyanas and even North America.

Development of research in local products (peanuts). End of the Portuguese monopoly in favor of German and French enterprises (mainly 1840/80-1932). (4) Portuguese monopoly of commerce, especially of the export trade and shipping. Decrease of non-Portuguese enterprises, concentration of Portuguese monopoly in a handful of enterprises (since 1932). There is a constant feature characteristic of all these phases: a redemptive mode of economy, strongly mono-mercantile. At the beginning, slaves. Today, peanuts.

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