“Without revolutionary consciousness there is no Revolution. All those who have conducted revolution agree on this. But where does this revolutionary consciousness come from, since it is certain that it is not basic datum, nor does come into being and develop spontaneously? History teaches us it is created and developed through ideological education and revolutionary practice.” — Sékou Touré
The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party is arming the people with revolutionary ideology and organization. Our ideology, Nkrumahism-Touréism, is a product of Africa’s and the world’s struggle for progress and development and against all forms of imperialism and human exploitation. It reflects the most positive aspects of African traditional values, humanism, collectivism and egalitarianism and incorporates the positive aspects of other historical experiences (Euro-Christian and Arab-Islamic influences) with these core ethics.
From slavery to capitalism there is no value or ethical change. The worker goes from the plantation to the plant, which now his old master owns. In Africa Neo-Colonialism changes the face of the Governor, from European to African, but DeBeers still owns the diamonds and Shell still owns the oil. Revolution is the complete shift in the ethics and values of a society, this does not happen by chance. Revolution is a direct result of change in the consciousness of the people, the direct result of them gaining revolutionary understanding. The revolutionary consciousness is gained by work and study, accelerated through revolutionary theory (Ideology) and revolutionary action (Organization).
Nkrumahism-Touréism is named for two of the foremost theorists and practitioners of the African and worldwide revolution, Kwame Nkrumah and Sékou Touré. Their work and lives reflect the necessary directions and objectives of this generation of the African and world revolution. Once the African masses are armed with revolutionary ideology that comes from our culture, “Neo-Colonialism: The Final Stage of Imperialism” described by Nkrumah in a book by the same name, will be defeated.
Works by Nkrumah
- “Negro History: European Government in Africa,” The Lincolnian, 12 April 1938, p. 2 (Lincoln University, Pennsylvania) – see Special Collections and Archives, Lincoln University
- Ghana: The Autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah (1957) ISBN 0-901787-60-4 *
- Africa Must Unite (1963) ISBN 0-901787-13-2 *
- African Personality (1963)
- Neo-Colonialism: the Last Stage of Imperialism (1965) ISBN 0-901787-23-X *
- Axioms of Kwame Nkrumah (1967) ISBN 0-901787-54-X
- African Socialism Revisited (1967)
- Voice From Conakry (1967) ISBN 90-17-87027-3
- Dark Days in Ghana (1968) ISBN 0-7178-0046-6
- Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare (1968) – first introduction of Pan-African pellet compass ISBN 0-7178-0226-4 *
- Consciencism: Philosophy and Ideology for De-Colonisation (1970) ISBN 0-901787-11-6 *
- Class Struggle in Africa (1970) ISBN 0-901787-12-4 *
- The Struggle Continues (1973) ISBN 0-901787-41-8
- I Speak of Freedom (1973) ISBN 0-901787-14-0
- Revolutionary Path (1973) ISBN 0-901787-22-1 *
Works by Touré (partial list)
- Afrika and Imperialism. Newark, N.J.: Jihad Pub. Co., 1973.
- Strategy and Tactics of the Revolution.
Conakry, Guinea: Press Office, 1978. *
- Africa on the Move. PanAf Books (1977, 1979, 2010)
ISBN: 978-0901787507 *
*AAPRP strongly recommends you read this book.
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