A Certain Amount of Madness

A Certain Amount of Madness

Author: Amber Murrey

Publisher: Black Critique

ISBN: 0745337570

Category: Biography

Page: 382

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Thomas Sankara was one of Africa's most important anti-imperialist leaders of the late 20th Century. His declaration that fundamental socio-political change would require a 'certain amount of madness' drove the Burkinabe Revolution and resurfaced in the country's popular uprising in 2014.This book looks at Sankara's political philosophies and legacies and their relevance today. Analyses of his synthesis of Pan-Africanism and humanist Marxist politics, as well as his approach to gender, development, ecology and decolonisation offer new insights to 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.In the 30th anniversary of his assassination, this book illustrates how Sankara's political praxis continues to provide lessons and hope for decolonisation struggles today.
A Certain Amount of Madness
Language: en
Pages: 382
Authors: Amber Murrey
Categories: Biography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher: Black Critique

Thomas Sankara was one of Africa's most important anti-imperialist leaders of the late 20th Century. His declaration that fundamental socio-political change would require a 'certain amount of madness' drove the Burkinabe Revolution and resurfaced in the country's popular uprising in 2014.This book looks at Sankara's political philosophies and legacies and
A Certain Amount of Madness
Language: en
Pages: 340
Authors: Amber Murrey
Categories: Biography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher:

Celebrating and critiquing the life of one of Africa's most important anti-imperialist leaders.
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Language: en
Pages: 1106
Authors: Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba, Toyin Falola
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-23 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This handbook constitutes a specialist single compendium that analyses African political economy in its theoretical, historical and policy dimensions. It emphasizes the uniqueness of African political economy within a global capitalist system that is ever changing and complex. Chapters in the book discuss how domestic and international political economic forces
Witness of the Body
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Michael L. Budde, Karen Scott
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-12 - Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

In an age of suicide bombers and paranoid political rhetoric, the concept of martyrdom can make ordinary Christians uncomfortable, filled at once with fascination and with dread. Christian martyrdom may seem like something far removed from common experience something only from long ago (in gruesome stories of ancient saints and
Popular Music and the Myths of Madness
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Dr Nicola Spelman
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-28 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Studies of opera, film, television, and literature have demonstrated how constructions of madness may be referenced in order to stigmatise but also liberate protagonists in ways that reinforce or challenge contemporaneous notions of normality. But to date very little research has been conducted on how madness is represented in popular