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AMILCAR CABRAL: Revolutionary Leadership and People'’s War, by Patrick Chabal

$34.95

AMILCAR CABRAL: Revolutionary Leadership and People'’s War, by Patrick Chabal

$34.95
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This book, first published in 1983 by Cambridge University Press and now issued for the first time in paperback with a new preface, tells the story of Amilcar Cabral who, as head of PAIGC, Guinea-Bissau’s nationalist movement, became one of Africa’s foremost revolutionary leaders.

In less than twenty years of active political life, Cabral led Guinea-Bissau’s nationalists to the most complete political and military success ever achieved by an African political movement against a colonial power. At the time of his death in 1973, months before Guinea-Bissau became independent, his influence extended well beyond the Lusophone world and Africa. Friends and foes alike admired his political acumen and skills and saw in him a potential leader of a non-aligned movement. His writings have shown him to be a sophisticated analyst of the social, economic, and political factors which have affected and continue to affect the developing world.

At a time when there is a general sense of despondency about the future of Africa, as well as cynicism about its political elites, it is instructive to be reminded that the continent has produced a political leader of Cabral’s caliber.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PATRICK CHABAL is professor of lusophone African studies at King’s College, London. Among his books are "The Postcolonial Literature of Lusophone Africa" (1996) and "The History of Postcolonial Lusophone Africa" (2002), both of which he was the editor.

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History, Politics/AFRICA

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