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A Certain Amount of Madness: The Life, Politics and Legacies of Thomas Sankara

A Certain Amount of Madness: The Life, Politics and Legacies of Thomas Sankara

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A Certain Amount of Madness: The Life, Politics and Legacies of Thomas Sankara

Thomas Sankara (1949–87) was one of the most important anti-imperialist leaders of twentieth-century Africa. His declaration that fundamental change would require “a certain amount of madness” was a driving force behind the Burkinabè Revolution that eventually led to his being elected president of Burkina Faso.
This book examines Sankara’s political philosophies and legacies and their relevance today. Amber Murrey analyzes his synthesis of Pan-Africanism and humanist Marxist politics, as well as his approach to gender, development, ecology, and decolonization. She doesn’t shy away from detailing the limitations of the revolution he led, but nonetheless she finds potent sources of inspiration for today’s struggles in Sankara’s example.

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A Certain Amount of Madness: The Life, Politics and Legacies of Thomas Sankara

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 into 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.

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