Thomas sankara led the revolution that took place in the west african country burkina faso from 1983 to 1987. Books by thomas sankara author of thomas sankara speaks. I provided sources alluding to his connection with marxist theory and communist organizations, and his personal belief in communism and labor theory, and instead it gets removed. Thomas sankara speaks pathfinder press, 2007, 447 pages the life of the great african hero thomas sankara this is a compilation of some of the great speeches made by the great african hero, the burkina faso president thomas sankara, who between 1983 to 1987 led one of the great african revolutionary governments. Currently, he is completing a book on thomas sankara and the revolution in burkina. Peasants, workers, women, and youth mobilized to carry out literacy and immunization drives. A marxistleninist and panafricanist, he was viewed by supporters as a. For more on thomas sankara, click here ernest harsch interviewed by jim lance. Sankara was the first president of burkina faso, an authentic revolutionary who managed in just four years to transform his society and his homeland in a way it is doubtful most would believe to be possible if told, before his assassination in 1987 and the destruction of his revolution by his. Just before he was killed sankara referred to the dop as a major landmark in the history of burkina faso, if. It was a historical speech, as only he, the great orator, could speak.
Dubois was the 1st haitianamerican to graduate from harvard with a doctorate degree in 1895. Oct 12, 2016 thomas sankara was a military captain, marxist revolutionary, panafricanist theorist, feminist, and president of burkina faso 1983 1987. If someone goes to the bookstore to buy a book on sankara, that is the most likely text available. An african revolutionary ohio university press, 2014, sankaras influence extends beyond burkina faso. Mumwe anodzidzisa kuti isu tinofanirwa kukwira pamidzi yedu, todzoka kune yedu yemweya uye nhoroondo nhoroondo kuti tiwanezve simba. You have a strong desire to spread shri matajis message. The political legacy inherited by thomas sankara therefore posed significant challenges. As ernest harsch explains in his engaging biography, thomas sankara.
Sankara is widely viewed as an african political hero. African heritage a blog about african history, and. Nous ne devons pas tenir le peuple en respect, mais reserver tout le respect au peuple. One speech in particular, the famous speech of political orientation discours dorientation politique, or dop given on october 2, 1983, is an important policy document.
The major theme of the book is the oppression of black people. The resumption of investigations about the circumstances of thomas sankaras death last spring highlighted the highreputation of the former president of burkina faso among burkinabe citizens. Thomas isidore noel sankara was a burkinabe revolutionary and president of burkina faso from 1983 to 1987. Under sankaras leadership, the revolutionary government of burkina faso in west africa set an electrifying example. Dec 01, 1988 there is a certain tragedy in the life of thomas sankara, and it is not at first glance obvious. Thomas sankara and the revolution in burkina faso history essay. On october 15, 1987 a military coup detat took place in burkina faso, and the president thomas sankara was assassinated. Thomas sankara s most popular book is thomas sankara speaks. Thomas sankara and the revolution in burkina faso history.
It highlighted the idea of him being the african che, the one who changed burkina fasos face. October 10, 2014 new books in african studiesthomas sankara, often called the african che guevara, was president of burkina faso, one of the poorest countries in africa, until his assassination during a military coup that brought down his government. Thomas sankaras speech at the united nations discours. Opinion captain thomas isidore noael sankara december 21, 1949 october 15, 1987 was the leader of burkina faso formerly known as upper volta from 1983 to 1987. French edition kindle edition by ziegler, jean, sankara, thomas, dufourg, frederic. Le 15 octobre 1987 a ouagadougou, thomas sankara a ete assassine par blaise compaore, celui qui a pris le pouvoir a sa place.
Mais ceux qui veulent exploiter lafrique, ce sont les memes qui exploitent leurope. Thomas sankara has 14 books on goodreads with 3476 ratings. Documentary about thomas sankara by robin shuffield. Thomas isidore noel sankara was a burkinabe military captain, marxist revolutionary, panafricanist theorist, feminist, and president of burkina faso from 1983 to 1987. In this collection of speeches and interviews, sankara explains how during those years the peasants and workers of burkina faso. Viewed as an iconic figure of revolution, he is commonly referred to as africas che guevara. Although his time in office was relatively short, sankara. Because escape routes from the death sentence of underdevelopment seem limited to many young africans, one can well imagine that the thought of thomas sankarawith its call to rebel, to reject, to fightperhaps points to a better future. Thomas sankara was a military captain, marxist revolutionary, panafricanist theorist, feminist, and president of burkina faso 1983 1987. Thomas sankara speaks thomas sankara paperback books.
Sep 02, 2009 thomas sankara was the leader of a junta of young military officers who took power in upper volta in 1983, ending a threeyear interregnum that followed the overthrow of sangoule lamizana. This book will without doubt help lead to that conclusion. There is a certain tragedy in the life of thomas sankara, and it is not at first glance obvious. Thomas sankara speaks pathfinder press, 2007, 447 pages the life of the great african hero thomas sankara this is a compilation of some of the great speeches made by the great african hero, the burkina faso president thomas sankara, who between 1983 to. However, his policies alienated an array of groups.
Oct 11, 2011 discours daddisabeba, le 29 juillet 1987. The leadership case i will be presenting is principally concentrated on one of the ambitious and young african leaders thomas sankara, the transformational leader, who made it to the highest rank in burkina faso august, 1983, and was later assassinated by one of his friends october, 1987. Syllepse, collection utopie critique juin 2017, 480 pages, format150x210 discours rassembles et commentes par bruno. Book depository books with free delivery worldwide. Oct 15, 2007 thomas sankara led the revolution that took place in the west african country burkina faso from 1983 to 1987.936 121 1288 1456 760 395 490 15 1302 1093 264 54 4 751 809 627 358 7 378 472 90 560 342 1060 978 737 1098 198 679 144 728 70 213 436 363 1424 1300 1379 372 1162 1063 1047 62 152 628 202 451