We shall look at Post-Independence leadership of African states and the forma and uses of Ideology (usually left-wing onesi.e. types of marxism and/or non-revolutionary socialism
***So for starters try this very short and slightly simplistic summary - but it's ok-ish
*** A better review by a Nigerian writer summarising in more academic but readable terms matters of leadership and ideology
You may wish to look at this chapter (from Google books) pages 32-40
I note the chapter is from a book publishd by Nkrumah House which may indicate a somewhat biased provenance! But it reads ok and it political analysis of leaders and ideology makes sense
Here is a critical piece by an African academic on post-idenpendence leadership, democracy, party, and ideological visions.
Worth reading all the way through though at least have a look at the first two sections
Very good if long piece about the new leaders and their ideas and politics. From Socialist Register 1966 - so a leftist informed analysis
*** Here is another serious and scholarly piece about African economic development and Socialist ideals (1968) (Have a go)
But we need to explore the linkages between Leaders and Ideology as a function of consolidation of power as well as a vision for development so we need to lok at the pure world of a somewhat eccentric ideology: Nkrumah's Consciencism as well as the more implementable socialist ideals of Nyerere's visions for Tanzania.
*** With the latter in mind see this piece by Bienen from 1969 on the Arusha Declaration, the Politics of Ujamaa and Tanzania.
Good scholarly piece:Post