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  1. Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution 1983–87
    Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution 1983–87
    Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution 1983–87
    Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution 1983–87
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  2. Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution 1983–87

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Under Sankara's leadership, the revolutionary government of Burkina Faso in West Africa set an electrifying example. Peasants, workers, women, and youth mobilized to carry out literacy and immunization drives; to sink wells, plant trees, build dams, erect housing; to combat the oppression of women and transform exploitative relations on the land; to free themselves from the imperialist yoke and solidarize with others engaged in that fight internationally.

Second edition includes a preface by Mary-Alice Waters, a new introduction by editor Michel Prairie, maps, chronology, glossary, and index. Two extensive photo sections feature many unpublished photos of the Burkina Faso revolution.

Also available in: French

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Sankara is one of the most incredible person that lived on this planet: he showed to us how important is the fight against imperialism and his ideas were not simply only ideological powerful, but also a practical reality. We can't speak about a fight against imperialism and capitalism without a unity of the wretched of earth. Like Fanon said, only with violence it will be possible to change this reality. Anyway, Sankara's violence goes so much further than only a physical violence: his real confrontation of the system is his creed on the opressed people and on their organisation to transform the world. Because that, Sankara showed to us that a revolution cannot be made without women liberation, for example. So, the african revolutionary think, in some way, exactly like Debord said:

"The revolutionary organization must necessarily constitute an integral critique of society ­­ a critique, that is to say, which refuses to compromise with any form of separated power and which... Read more
Great read. It gave me a clearer understanding of his life and the problems he experience as a revolutionary in Burkina Faso. Very inspiring and informative about the political climate in Africa. I would of loved his biography if it was available
A must read
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