{"id":5950316183712,"title":"Thomas Sankara Speaks","handle":"thomas-sankara-speaks-burkina-faso-revolution_1983-87","description":"\u003cp\u003eUnder 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eTo read full review(s), please click the REVIEWS \u0026amp; PROMO tab on this page.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“The originality of Sankara’s ideas… make this collection a highly useful tool.”\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e \u003cnobr\u003e—Le Monde\u003c\/nobr\u003e diplomatique\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“\u003c\/span\u003eThis is an excellent book for pan Africanist and all others who wish to see how this young man transformed a whole people' outlook and fortunes in so short a time.\" \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cnobr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e—The\u003c\/nobr\u003e Point, Gambia News for Freedom and Democracy\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“\u003c\/span\u003ePathfinder Press has done a service by producing this book.\" \u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cnobr\u003e—African\u003c\/nobr\u003e Communist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“\u003c\/span\u003eThe book is a valuable resource for all those who wish to learn from the Burkinabe experience and Sankara‘s pivotal role in it.\" \u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cnobr\u003e—Race\u003c\/nobr\u003e and Class\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e“On the emancipation of women, I have not read anything clearer.” \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cnobr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/nobr\u003e\u003cnobr\u003e—Zimbabwe\u003c\/nobr\u003e\u003cnobr\u003e Herald\u003c\/nobr\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“I would enthusiastically recommend \u003cem\u003eThomas Sankara Speaks\u003c\/em\u003e to all students of African politics, whatever their particular specialty. 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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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eTo read full review(s), please click the REVIEWS \u0026amp; PROMO tab on this page.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“The originality of Sankara’s ideas… make this collection a highly useful tool.”\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e \u003cnobr\u003e—Le Monde\u003c\/nobr\u003e diplomatique\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“\u003c\/span\u003eThis is an excellent book for pan Africanist and all others who wish to see how this young man transformed a whole people' outlook and fortunes in so short a time.\" \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cnobr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e—The\u003c\/nobr\u003e Point, Gambia News for Freedom and Democracy\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“\u003c\/span\u003ePathfinder Press has done a service by producing this book.\" \u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cnobr\u003e—African\u003c\/nobr\u003e Communist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“\u003c\/span\u003eThe book is a valuable resource for all those who wish to learn from the Burkinabe experience and Sankara‘s pivotal role in it.\" \u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cnobr\u003e—Race\u003c\/nobr\u003e and Class\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e“On the emancipation of women, I have not read anything clearer.” \u003cem data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cnobr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/nobr\u003e\u003cnobr\u003e—Zimbabwe\u003c\/nobr\u003e\u003cnobr\u003e Herald\u003c\/nobr\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“I would enthusiastically recommend \u003cem\u003eThomas Sankara Speaks\u003c\/em\u003e to all students of African politics, whatever their particular specialty. It is very readable and an excellent primary source.” \u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e—Africa Today\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e"}

Thomas Sankara Speaks

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.

Format: Paper

448 Pages

Edition: 2nd

Year: 2007

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: 9780873489867

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Thomas Sankara Speaks

The Burkina Faso Revolution 1983–87

By Thomas Sankara, 

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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...

“There is real historical value and enduring inspiration in a close reading of many of these speeches…and it is easy to see how two generations of Burkinabè continue to be in admiration of his oratory.” —African Studies Review

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