Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah never dies. The legacy of this visionary man remains a practical part of Ghana’s history and present society. Is it the boarding house secondary schools that he built as a way of building discipline and tolerance amongst ethnic differences? Or his proactiveness with the starting of technical schools to spur Ghana’s budding economy? Be it in areas of health, education, economics and social discourse, Kwame Nkrumah always comes up as the beacon that lit Ghana.
In honour of Ghana’s founder’s birthday, the 3rd edition of the Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Cultural & Intellectual Festival is poised to highlight the man’s ideals and how relevant they still are. Affirming the cultural and economic organization of Africa through progressive discourse is one of the themes for this year. NkrumahFest2021 is shedding a light on the need for Pan-Africanism, Feminism and the hooe for the next generation With speakers such as Prof. Esi Sutherland Addy, Naki Narh and Apiorkor Ahong-Abbey the year’s festival is sure to be a didactic and insightful one. With poetry readings, music performances and pan-african film screenings, this edition is sure to be nothing short of entertainment.
NkrumahFest 2021 is sponsored by Feminist Africa, Urgent Action Fund, African Women’s Development Fund with support from the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. To find more insights into the lectures and cultural benefits regarding the festival check out here.
Of course, the mention of Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah and the festival inspired a discourse on social media.
Here are 10 Twitter reactions to NkrumahFest 2021.