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La emancipación de la mujer y la lucha africana por la libertad

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"No existe una verdadera revolución social sin la liberación de la mujer, " explica Sankara, dirigente central de la revolución de 1983-87 en Burkina Faso. Los trabajadores y campesinos de ese país de África occidental establecieron un gobierno popular revolucionario y comenzaron a combatir el hambre, el analfabetismo y el atraso económico impuestos por el dominio imperial ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Pathfinder Press (first published December 1st 1990)
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Among the many useful titles on women's liberation published by Pathfinder Press sits a gem of a pamphlet titled Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle. It contains the full text of a speech given by Thomas Sankara, the revolutionary leader of the West African country Burkina Faso (formally Upper Volta) until his assassination in 1987

Sankara gives his speech to thousands of Burkinabe women gathered to commemorate International Women's Day on March 8, 1987. His speech is bereft of th
Maame Prempeh
Today, many of our women still seek the protective cover of a man as the safest way out from oppression.

"What will people say"

They marry without love or joy, just to serve some crude, dreary male who is far removed from real life and the struggles of tge people.

No! We must say again to our sisters that marriage, if it brings society nothing positive and does not bring them happiness, is not indispensable and should even be avoided

To the contrary, let's show them our many examples of bold, fear
"Women hold up the other half of the sky."

A brilliant speech by Sankara, outlining not only the importance of liberating women and the benefits of such actions to any society, but stressing the negative attitudes men hold in regards to women that are so terribly damaging. A short and enjoyable read.
i love thomas sankara. he was probably the first truly feminist african president.
Rianna Jade
The good ones always go.
It is so refreshing to hear/read a man speak about women with such love, affirmation & authority the way Sankara does in these speeches. He not only challenges men to love and respect women but also challenges women to fight for themselves, emphasising that their emancipation is a vital component of the revolution.

A wonderful set of speeches.
Thomas Sankara had a very grasp of the fundamentals of social, economic and cultural revolution especially the inclusion of women in a NEW society.
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The African history section of the Indigo bookstores of the Greater Toronto Area are small and usually very similar. This book was only $10, struck me as an odd shelf choice for them, and I want to know why I should be super interested to read a book about women's lib by a dude. So I bought it.
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Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist theorist, feminist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. Viewed by supporters as a charismatic and iconic figure of revolution, he is commonly referred to as "Africa's Che Guevara".
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“Comrades, there is no true social revolution without the liberation of women. May my eyes never see and my feet never take me to a society where half the people are held in silence. I hear the roar of women’s silence. I sense the rumble of their storm and feel the fury of their revolt.” 17 likes
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