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2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Amilcar Cabral, revolutionary, poet, liberation philosopher, and leader of the independence movement of Guinea Bissau and Cap Verde. Cabral’s influence stretched well beyond the shores of West Africa. He had a profound influence on the pan-Africanist movement and the black liberation movement in the US.

In this unique collection of essays contemporary thinkers from across Africa and internationally commemorate the anniversary of Cabral’s assassination. They reflect on the legacy of this extraordinary individual and his relevance to contemporary struggles for self-determination and emancipation. The book serves both as an introduction, or reintroduction, to one whom global capitalism would rather see forgotten. Understanding Cabral sheds light on the necessity of grounding radical change in the creation of theory based on the actual conditions within which a movement is attempting to develop. Cabral’s theoretical ideas and revolutionary practice of building popular movements for liberation are assessed by each of the authors as critically relevant today. His well-known phrase “Claim no easy victories” resonates today no less than it did during his lifetime. The volume comprises sections on Cabral’s legacy; reflections on the relevance of his ideas; Cabral and the emancipation of women; Cabral and the pan-Africanists; culture and education; and Cabral’s contribution to African American struggles. A selected bibliography provides an overview of Cabral’s writings and of writings about Cabral.

 

CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS

Senai Abraha * Makungu M. Akinyela * Kali Akuno * Samir Amin * David Austin * Ajamu Baraka * Jesse Benjamin * Angela Davis * Demba Moussa Dembélé * Jacques Depelchin * Mustafah Dhada * Jean-Pierre Diouf * Miguel de Barros *Aziz Fall * Grant Farred * Bill Fletcher Jr * Mireille Fanon-Mendès France * Hashim Gibril * Nigel C. Gibson * Patricia Godinho Gomes * Lewis Gordon * Adrian Harewood * Augusta Henriques * Wangui Kimari * Redy Wilson Lima * Ameth Lo * Richard A. Lobban, Jr * Filomeno Lopes * Brandon Lundy * Firoze Manji * Perry Mars * Bill Minter * Explo Nani-Kofi * Barney Pityana * Maria Poblet * Reiland Rabaka * Asha Rodney * Patricia Rodney * Carlos Schwarz * Helmi Sharawy * Olúfémi Táíwò * Walter Turner * Stephanie Urdang * Chris Webb * Nigel Westmaas * Amrit Wilson

  • ISBN print: 978-2869785557
  • Publication date: Oct 17 2013
  • Page count: 518
  • Binding type: US Trade Paper
  • Trim size: 6x9
  • Language: English
  • Colour: Black and White
  • Print book available from: https://www.createspace.com/4273263
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Author Bill Fletcher Jr

Bill Fletcher, Jr. is a racial justice, labor, and international activist based in the United States. He is an editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com; senior scholar with the Institute for Pol- icy Studies; the immediate former president of TransAfrica Forum; the coauthor (with Dr. Fernando Gapasin) of Solidarity Divided; and the author of They're Bankrupting Us-And Twenty Other Myths about Unions. He can be reached at [email protected] His website is www.billfletcherjr.com. He is on Facebook and Twitter.

Author Firoze Manji

Firoze Manji, a Kenyan activist with more than 40 years experience in international development, health and human rights, is the founder and former editor-in-chief of the prize-winning pan African social justice newsletter and website Pambazuka News (http://www.pambazuka.org). He is founder and former publisher of Pambazuka Press (http://www.pambazukapress.org). He is the founder and former executive director (1997-2010) of Fahamu – Networks for Social Justice (http://www.fahamu.org). He has previously worked as, Director of the Pan-African Baraza for ThoughtWorks, Head of CODESRIA’s Documentation and Information Centre, Africa Programme Director for Amnesty International, Chief Executive of the Aga Khan Foundation (UK), and Regional Representative for Health Sciences in Eastern and Southern Africa for the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC). He has published widely on health, social policy, human rights and political sciences, and authored and edited a wide range of books on social justice in Africa, including on women’s rights, trade justice, on China’s role in Africa and on the recent uprisings in Africa. He is co-editor, with Sokari Ekine, of African Awakenings: The Emerging Revolutions. He was a member of the editorial board of “Development in Practice”, member of the International Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy, Goldsmiths College, University of London, board member of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. He is member of the editorial board of AwaaZ Magazine (http://www.awaazmagazine.com/). He is Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, and is an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies (http://www.ips-dc.org/about/assoc_fellows). He holds a PhD and MSc from the University of London, and BDS from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He is publisher of Daraja Press.