Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution, 1983-1987

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    Thomas Sankara

    Publisher: Pathfinder Press

    Year: 2007

    Format: Paperback

    Size: 448 pages

    ISBN: 9780873489867

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Under Sankara's leadership, the revolutionary government of Burkina Faso in West Africa mobilized peasants, workers, women, and youth 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. Sankara speaks as an outstanding revolutionary leader of working people and youth the world over.

Second edition includes a new introduction by editor Michel Prairie, foreword, maps, chronology and glossary, as well as an index. Thirty-two page photo section features many unpublished photos of the Burkina Faso revolution.

What People Are Saying

“The originality of Sankara’s ideas… make this collection a highly useful tool.” Le Monde diplomatique

“This 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." The Point, Gambia News for Freedom and Democracy

“Pathfinder Press has done a service by producing this book." African Communist

“The book is a valuable resource for all those who wish to learn from the Burkinabe experience and Sankara‘s pivotal role in it." Race and Class

“On the emancipation of women, I have not read anything clearer.” Zimbabwe Herald

“I would enthusiastically recommend Thomas Sankara Speaks to all students of African politics, whatever their particular specialty. It is very readable and an excellent primary source.” Africa Today

“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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