Applying the weapon of theory: comparing the philosophy of Julius Kambarage Nyerere and Kwame Nkrumah

  title={Applying the weapon of theory: comparing the philosophy of Julius Kambarage Nyerere and Kwame Nkrumah},
  author={Tom{\'a}{\vs} Franti{\vs}ek Ž{\'a}k},
  journal={Journal of African Cultural Studies},
  pages={147 - 160}
  • T. Žák
  • Published 3 May 2016
  • Political Science
  • Journal of African Cultural Studies
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