Defined as the ideology for a new Africa, consciencism (or Nkrumahism), published 1964, is arguably Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s most critical work.
It outlines a philosophical base for the political and economic development of Africa and her subjects. As far as principles, framework and the ideological ingredients required for liberation, African’s will struggle to find a more compelling road map for liberation. In this course you will gain a detailed insight into the political mind and philosophy of one of Pan Africanism’s greatest leaders. Not only will you come to learn how he formulated the theories he espoused, but you will receive a rounded overview of the components that form what course leader Omowale Pert em-Hru calls the Pan-Afrikan Business Plan.
The course deconstructs each of the guiding principles of Nkrumahism, from humanism, materialism to egalitarianism; only to reconstruct them as a body of political consciousness that guide you to a formative anti-imperialist awareness.
Course Outline and Timetable
Session One: The Composition of Society & Nations – 7pm -8pm What is Politics? Understanding the Material Nature of Nations and Societies.
Session Two: Systems, Ideologies and the Dialectic Analytical Tool – 8:30 – 9:30pm
Categorising Human Activity. Using the Nkrumah four Dialectic Tool to Analyse the Ingredients of Society
Session Three: Components of Consciencismand Anti-Imperial Thought – 7pm -8pm
Dissecting African culture. Dissecting Nkrumah’s influences, Influencers and Decolonisation Theory
Session Four: Constructing Scientific Socialism – Road map to liberation – 8:30 – 9:30pm
From Ideology to Political and Social justice. Shifting Methodology to Socialist Mechanisms