Amilcar Cabral, Patrick Chabal, Hurst and Company, 272 pages
Friday, March 06, 2009
The revolutionary life of the Guinea Bissau Liberation hero
Books in English on the revolutionary liberation war fought in Guinea Bissau from 1962 to 1974 are indeed rare, for the obvious reason of language interest, and the fact that it was a war fought largely out of the headlines in the Western Press. Indeed, except for the sterling coverage of Basil Davidson for the
This book by a leading scholar on Portuguese speaking
However, the massacre of 50 people in
Chabal credits Cabral for being an efficient diplomat, ills diplomacy, assisted by his knowledge of English and French, and his writings, gave the PAIGC more international recognition than the success on the battle front. He was absent from
This is a good book on Cabral; unlike many others, it is not a hagiography, but a scholarly analysis of the man and the struggle he led.
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