Cosmopolitan Patriots

  title={Cosmopolitan Patriots},
  author={Kwame anthony Appiah},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  pages={617 - 639}
  • K. Appiah
  • Published 1 April 1997
  • History
  • Critical Inquiry
My father was a Ghanaian patriot. He once published a column in the Pioneern our local newspaper in Kumasi, under the headline "Is Ghana Worth Dying For?' and I know that his hearts answer was yes.l But he also loved Asante, the region of Ghana where he and I both grew up, a kingdom absorbed within a British colony and, then, a region of a new multiethnic republic: a once-kingdom that he and his father also both loved and served. And, like so many African nationalists of his class and… 

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