Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution 1983-1987 | Left Wing Books

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Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution 1983-1987

Format: 
Size: 
448 pages
ISBN: 
978-0873489867
Publisher: 
Year: 
2007
Price:
$28.00 (CAD)

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 Two extensive photo sections feature many unpublished photos of the Burkina Faso revolution.