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Ghana. The Autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah.

NKRUMAH Kwame (1957.)

£250.00  [First Edition]

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Portrait frontispiece, illustrations. First edition. 8vo., cloth, cartographic endpapers. London, Thomas Nelson and Sons.

A presentation copy, inscribed on the title page 'To Group Captain Douglas Bader from Kwame Nkrumah 19th Feb. 1960'. Nkrumah became Prime Minister of Ghana in 1957, the first of Britain's African Colonies to gain independence. Group Captain Douglas Bader, who served with distinction in the RAF despite losing both legs in an aviation accident, was in Ghana working for the Shell oil company. Some years after this meeting two young Ghanaians with their legs blown off were admitted to Roehampton hospital in England, and Bader made a point of keeping Nkrumah informed of their progress.

Lower edges of the covers damp stained.

Stock Code: 219098