Culture June 15, 2018 at 06:08 am

Top 5 thought-provoking books written by celebrated Pan-African leaders

Bridget Boakye | Contributor

Bridget Boakye June 15, 2018 at 06:08 am

June 15, 2018 at 06:08 am | Culture

Women’s Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle by Thomas Sankara

Few people know about Burkinabe’s first president, Thomas Sankara’s book about women and the African freedom struggle. This book is a transcription of a speech Sankara gave in 1987 at a women’s rally about the importance of gender equality on the continent. The book put him far ahead of his peers, making him one of the continent’s most progressive leaders. One of his most poignant quotes, “there is no true social revolution without the liberation of women”, continues to ring deeply in the hearts of many Africanists.

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