K. A. Busia on Africa 3 Volume Set
Kofi Abrefa Busia (1914–1978), born a member of the royal house of Wenchi, Ghana was a Ghanaian political leader and sociologist. He was a scholar by inclination and temperament and symbolized the dilemma of the intellectual in politics – the man of thought forced by events to become the man of action.
These three volumes, originally published between 1962 and 1967, reissued here together for the first time, each with new introductory material, were all written in exile, and contemplate the continent of Africa undergoing rapid social transformation. Together they act as testimonials to the importance of, and difficulty in, implementing democratic traditions. In these works Busia considered the centrality of traditional African ideologies and practices and the institutions they supported, to comprehend the influence of native institutions and systems of thought on the modern national state and to reflect on their continuing role in creating a healthy democratic environment.
The principles he taught continue to live on in the influences he made on African studies in general and Ghanaian politics in particular to the extent that his name had become a shorthand for the establishment of free Democratic traditions in Ghana today.
1. The Challenge of Africa K. A. Busia (1962) ISBN 978-1-032-24793-9
2. Purposeful Education for Africa K. A. Busia (1964) ISBN 978-1-032-35371-5
3. Africa in Search of Democracy K. A. Busia (1967) ISBN 978-1-032-19670-1
"The three books are together a wonderful reflection of Prof. Busia’s work and thinking about the rapidly changing Africa of his day."
Abena P.A. Busia, For Busia Foundation International, Brasilia, Brazil October 2022