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Sankara’s revolution

Thomas Sankara’s assassination in October 1987 abruptly ended the life of a revolutionary Pan-Africanist who transformed Burkina Faso in four years of remarkable revolution. We are joined by AMBER MURREY and AZIZ FALL to discuss Thomas Sankara, his political project in Burkina Faso, his anti-imperialism abroad and their book A Certain Amount of Madness: The Life, Politics and Legacies of Thomas Sankara.

Episode: 024 Sankara’s revolution
Date: 18 February 2022 | Length: 73:45
Bonus: Aziz Fall on the Sankara trial: 17:26

Briefing Notes

Murrey with Aziz. A Certain Amount of Madness: The Life, Politics and Legacies of Thomas Sankara (Pluto 2018)

Sankara. We are the heirs of the world’s revolutions (Pathfinder Books)

Burkina Faso Military Coup Reflects Wave of Insecurity in West Africa (Black Agenda Report)

Turse. “Another U.S.-Trained Soldier Stages a Coup in West Africa.” (Intercept 2022)

GRILA: The Group for Research and Initiative for the Liberation of Africa

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