Lincoln University Associate Professor of History and Political Science Dr. D. Zizwe Poe will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference in Ghana beginning this week. The conference, whose theme is “Africa’s Many Divides and Africa’s Future,” will be convened at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology September 21-24.
Dr. Poe, the author of “Kwame Nkrumah’s Contribution to Pan-Africanism,” will address Nkrumah’s strategic thought that described African territory as being divided into three dynamic zones: liberated, contested, and enemy-held. According to Nkrumah’s vision, each territory was characterized by the battle to optimize the positive forces against the negative forces with the end goal of improving the living conditions of the African masses. Poe will present an updated analysis with an exigent focus on contemporary liberated zones as springboards of Pan-African activity.
Poe had worked for Nkrumah’s All-African People’s Revolutionary Party for more than 25 years. His recent article, “Perennial Challenges to African Independence and the Nagging Essentials of African Liberation” was published recently in The Journal of Pan African Studies.