The book takes a journey through the life and political career of Kwame Nkrumah highlighting his vision and some of the tragedies that he came across during his political career. David Rooney, who is a renowned writer with over 33 books under his name, writes the book. The writer uses different styles of writing to help the readers understand his points and arguments. David Rooney has been writing for several years and this book has been referred to as a magnificent piece of history. The book launch coincided with the 50th celebration of the first president of Ghana who is viewed by many as the person who brought about independence to Ghana.
The book was published in the year 1988 but the version of the book that is available is from the year 2007. The book contains 338 pages and was published by the Sub-Sahara publishers. Sub-Sahara publishers are a native Ghanaian publishing firm that specializes in African children books, history of African leaders, the slave trade, and many great scholarly books (African Books Collective, 2014). The reason why this book has been chosen to be analyzed is because the book represents the struggle of an emerging nation and highlights the visions that most leaders have and the tragedies that they run into while trying to achieve these visions. The book has also been well written with a clear hypothesis and illustrations of all the political events and problems that the leader passed through.
The book is also a tool for all leaders to associate with while creating visions for their respective countries. It also warns the leaders against the tragedies that they are to encounter in the fulfilment of the visions. The book prepares solutions for the tragedies that other leaders are to face in their vision creation. The book also highlights real governance issues such as corruption, lack of corporation among many others. Many leaders across the world are faced by these similar