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Title:The making of an African Bolshevik: Bankole Awoonor Renner in Moscow, 1925-1928
Author:Weiss, HolgerISNI
Periodical:Ghana Studies
Geographic terms:Ghana
Soviet Union
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About person:Bankole Awoonor Renner (1898-1970)
Abstract:Based, amongst others, on new archival sources in the Comintern Archive in Moscow, this paper focuses on Bankole Awoonor Renner (1898-1970), a Gold Coast (now Ghana) activist who was one of the few 'Bolshevists' of his time. The paper outlines Awoonor Renner's activities in Moscow between 1925 and 1928. Awoonor Renner was - presumably - the first Black African to study in Moscow during the 1920s, and, when he returned to the Gold Coast in 1928, became active in Gold Coast politics for the next 30 years. Focusing on Awoonor Renner and his network - his family contacts and links to other West African radicals and nationalists - a picture emerges of a vibrant intellectual community. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]