Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral by Firoze Manji, Bill Fletcher Jr

By Firoze Manji, Bill Fletcher Jr

2013 marks the fortieth anniversary of the assassination of Amilcar Cabral, progressive, poet, liberation thinker, and chief of the independence move of Guinea Bissau and Cap Verde. Cabral's impression stretched way past the shorelines of West Africa. He had a profound impact at the pan-Africanist circulate and the black liberation flow within the US. during this particular choice of essays modern thinkers from throughout Africa and across the world commemorate the anniversary of Cabral’s assassination. They examine the legacy of this notable person and his relevance to modern struggles for self-determination and emancipation. The publication serves either as an advent, or reintroduction, to at least one whom international capitalism might really see forgotten. realizing Cabral sheds gentle at the necessity of grounding radical swap within the construction of idea in accordance with the particular stipulations during which a move is making an attempt to strengthen. Cabral’s theoretical rules and progressive perform of creating renowned events for liberation are assessed through all the authors as seriously suitable at the present time. His famous word “Claim no effortless victories” resonates this present day at least it did in the course of his lifetime. the amount includes sections on Cabral’s legacy; reflections at the relevance of his rules; Cabral and the emancipation of girls; Cabral and the pan-Africanists; tradition and schooling; and Cabral’s contribution to African American struggles. a particular bibliography offers an summary of Cabral’s writings and of writings approximately 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 • supply Farred • invoice 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 • invoice 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

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Augusta Henriques is the cofounder and former secretary general of Tiniguena, an organisation in Guinea-Bissau dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity through citizen action and cultural emancipation. The name Tiniguena translates into “this land is ours” in the local Cassanga language. Augusta is also a founding member of COPAGEN, a West African network organised to promote ecological agriculture and family farming and resist land grabbing and the introduction of genetically engineered seeds into Africa.

He teaches African and Middle Eastern history at California State University, Bakersfield campus, and is presently finishing a monograph on the subject provisionally entitled, The Wiriyamu Massacre and the End of the Portuguese Empire in Mozambique (London: Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2014). com. edu/MustafahDhada/About. Jean-Pierre Diouf is a librarian at the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) since 1987. He holds a master degree in information science from the Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar (Senegal) and master degrees in marketing, communication and in project management from ISM, Dakar (Senegal).

Com. Before organising, she was artistic director of Poetry for the People and had the honor of being mentored by June Jordan. Reiland Rabaka is an associate professor of African, African-American, and Caribbean studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Humanities Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is also an affiliate professor in the Women and Gender Studies Program and a research fellow at the Centre for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America (CSERA). B. Du Bois and the Disciplinary Decadence of Sociology (2010); Hip Hop’s Inheritance (2011); Hip Hop’s Amnesia (2012); and The Hip Hop Movement (2013).

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