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A certain amount of madness : the life, politics and legacies of Thomas Sankara / edited Amber Murrey ; foreword by Horace Campbell ; afterword by Aziz Salmone Fall

Contributor(s): Resource type: Ressourcentyp: BuchBookLanguage: English Series: Black critiquePublisher: London : Pluto Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: xiv, 382 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 23 cmISBN:
  • 9780745337579
  • 9780745337586
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: 9781786802248. | 9781786802262. | 9781786802255. DDC classification:
  • 966.25052
RVK: RVK: MI 32040LOC classification:
  • DT555.83.S26
Introduction / Amber Murrey
Military coup, popular revolution or militarised revolution? : Contextualising the revolutionary ideological courses of Thomas Sankara and the National Council of the Revolution / De-Valera N. Y. M. Botchway and Moussa Traore
The perils of non-alignment : Thomas Sankara and the Cold War / Brian Peterson
Thomas Sankara and the elusive revolution / Leo Zeilig
When visions collide : Thomas Sankara, trade unions and the revolution in Burkina Faso, 1983-1987 / Craig Phelan
Africa's Sankara : on pan-African leadership / Amber Murrey
Who killed Thomas Sankara? / Bruno Jaffré
'Incentivized' self-adjustment : reclaiming Sankara's revolutionary austerity from corporate geographies of neoliberal erasure / Nicholas A. Jackson
Madmen, Thomas Sankara and decoloniality in Africa / Ama Biney
With the people : Sankara's humanist Marxism / Ernest Harsch
Thomas Sankara and Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem : the untimely deaths of two new generation African visionaries / Patricia Daley
Women's freedoms are the heartbeat of Africa's future : a Sankarian imperative / Patricia McFadden
Re-reading Sankara's philosophy for a praxeology of debt in contemporary times / Sakue-C. Yimovie
Sankara's political ideas and pan-African solidarity : a perspective for Africa's development? / Felix Kumah-Abiwu and Olusoji Alani Odeyemi
'Revolution and women's liberation go together' : Thomas Sankara, gender and the Burkina Faso revolution / Namakula E. Mayanja
Balai Citoyen : a new praxis of citizen fight with Sankarist inspirations / Zakaria Soré
La santé avant tout : health before everything / T. D. Harper-Shipman
Social movement struggles and political transition in Burkina Faso / Bettina Engels
To decolonize the world : Thomas Sankara and the 'last colony' in Africa / Patrick Delices
'Daring to invent the future' : Sankara's legacy and contemporary activism in South Africa / Levi Kabwato and Sarah Chiumbu
The academy as contested space : disappearing Sankara from the 'acceptable avant-garde' / Nicholas A. Jackson
Art and the construction of a 'Sankara myth' : a hero trend in contemporary Burkinabè urban and revolutionary propaganda art / Sophie Bodénès Cohen
Slanted photography : reflections on Sankara and my Peace Corps experience in Burkina Faso / Celestina Agyekum
'We are the children of Sankara' : memories as weapons during the Burkinabè uprisings of 2014 and 2015 / Fiona Dragstra
Summary: Thomas Sankara was one of the most important anti-imperialist leaders of the late twentieth century. His declaration that fundamental socio-political change would require a 'certain amount of madness' drove the Burkinabè Revolution and resurfaced in the country's popular uprising in 2014. This book explores Sankara's political philosophies and legacies and their relevance today. Analyses of his synthesis of Pan-Africanist and humanist Marxist politics, as well as his approaches to gender, development, debt and decolonisation offer new insights into Sankarist political philosophies. Critical evaluations of the limitations of the revolution examine his relationship with labour unions and other aspects of his leadership style. His legacy is revealed by looking at contemporary activists, artists and politicians who draw inspiration from Sankarist thought in social movement struggles today, from South Africa to Burkina Faso.Call number: Grundsignatur: 2019 A 2105PPN: PPN: 101185175X
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