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" Il n'y a de révolution sociale véritable que lorsque la femme est libérée, " explique le dirigeant de la révolution au Burkina Faso de 1983 à 1987. Les paysans et les travailleurs de ce pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest ont établi un gouvernement révolutionnaire populaire et commencé à combattre la faim, l'analphabétisme et l'arriération économique imposés par la domination impé ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Pathfinder Press (first published December 1st 1990)
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kripsoo
Apr 16, 2013 kripsoo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Fug o' Slavia
Sep 12, 2015 Fug o' Slavia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A short but gripping read consisting of Two Speeches given by Sankara. The Longest one is a speech given to the Women's Union of Burkina-Faso consists of a dialectical materialist attack on the historical role of Patriarchy and the subjugation of women in society as well as the challenges facing the revolutionary struggle for women's emancipation in Burkina-Faso in the year 1987. The Shorter speech is a simpler declaration of the Burkinabean revolution's aims towards Women's liberation
Ruze
Aug 25, 2014 Ruze rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"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.
Maame Prempeh
Feb 11, 2015 Maame Prempeh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Akon
May 24, 2009 Akon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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i love thomas sankara. he was probably the first truly feminist african president.
Rianna Jade
Nov 18, 2014 Rianna Jade rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The good ones always go.
Lola
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.
Jahde
Thomas Sankara had a very grasp of the fundamentals of social, economic and cultural revolution especially the inclusion of women in a NEW society.
Saoirse
The untimely assassination of Sankara (and of the Burkinabé Revolution) is surely one of the greatest tragedies of 20th century Africa. What a brilliant mind.
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Dec 12, 2012 Chinook marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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.” 25 likes
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