Welcome to the Centre for Consciencist Studies and Analyses, the research centre of the Zigklag Networks System.
This centre offers you the only opportunity to read and understand the text of Kwame Nkrumah’s book, Consciencism – Philosophy and Ideology for Decolonisation. If you ever found the book difficult to understand this is the place to systematically learn its ways in an easy manner so as to understand it.
You are led in a step-by-step manner through each chapter of the book in a simpler language. Where necessary the structure of the chapter is described. This enables you to follow a particular theme over different pages where different themes are developed by the author but in a difficult presentation.
At this centre you are equipped with those principles which Kwame Nkrumah used to liberate Africa from colonial rule. These are principles of understanding and acting on society in order to change it . Those principles are also applicable in this era of neo-colonialism through the period of socialist reconstruction.
For this purpose a manual has been specially prepared. Entitled The Mind of Kwame Nkrumah: Manual for the Study of Consciencism, this manual takes the reader through the chapters of Kwame Nkrumah’s book Consciencism–Philosophy and Ideology for Decolonisation systematically.
To enhance your understanding of those principles the last chapter provides you with debates in which the participants not only explain their understanding of the principles enunciated in the book but also apply them to history and current situations to solve socio-political problems and resolve challenges.
There are also articles on Spirituality and History where the principles of Consciencism are not just displayed but applied to show what stance the philosophy of Consciencism has on such issues. The Documents tab either has useful and relevant documents or leads the reader to them through web links.
All these show the connection of philosophy with practical everyday life. But everyday life does not alone benefit from philosophy. Philosophy also benefits from everyday life which enriches it. That is where this centre, as a network of research efforts, participates in the activities of the Zigklag Networks System.
The System develops other networks in the socio-economic and political activities of the people of Africa in their respective regions.
Finally, the reader is always urged to bear in mind that the only way to understand a book is to relate it to the historical milieu in which it was written. Studying it as a textbook only and treat it therefore as a series of well-crafted or badly-crafted sentences is the style of the academician but not the intellectual that you should be.
Once again you are welcome!
* Woezor! is an African term for ‘Welcome!’