Silence and Solidarity in 1968 Ghana

In My First Coup d'Etat, the country's vice president compares his school bully to dictators in 1960s Africa.

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So much was happening so quickly. Africa felt like too big a subject, too expansive a continent, for us to ever fully know or understand. It seemed like a world far beyond our reach. Perhaps our season of Ezra was our initiation rite into this new Africa, one that was changing so rapidly and radically from the Africa for which our fathers fought and the Africa of which our grandfathers dreamed.

Reprinted with permission from Bloombury USA.

John Dramani Mahama is the vice president of Ghana. 

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