KWAME NKRUMAH, DISABILITY, AND REHABILITATION IN GHANA, 1957–66*

@article{Grischow2011KWAMEND,
  title={KWAME NKRUMAH, DISABILITY, AND REHABILITATION IN GHANA, 1957–66*},
  author={Jeff D Grischow},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={2011},
  volume={52},
  pages={179 - 199}
}
  • Jeff D Grischow
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of African History
ABSTRACT This article examines a rehabilitation program for disabled Ghanaians developed by Kwame Nkrumah's government between 1961 and 1966. Arising at a time when Nkrumah was moving away from welfarism in favor of a ‘big push’ for industrialization, rehabilitation sought to integrate disabled citizens into the national economy as productive workers. Nkrumah's program was preceded by a colonial rehabilitation project during the 1940s for disabled African soldiers. The colonial initiative drew… Expand
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