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Title:Africa's contemporary challenges: the legacy of Amilcar Cabral
Editor:Lopes, CarlosISNI
Year:2010
Pages:144
Language:English
City:London
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:0415560489; 9780415560481
Geographic terms:Africa
Cape Verde
Guinea-Bissau
Subjects:national liberation movements
independence
State formation
nation building
democracy
Marxism
pan-Africanism
literature
About person:Amílcar Lopes Cabral (1924-1973) Abel DjassiISNI
Abstract:This book reviews Amilcar Cabral's intellectual contribution to current debates on race, identity, nation building, democracy, leadership and ethics. Cabral was a key leader of the national liberation movements of former Portuguese African colonies Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, and is considered to be one of the foremost intellectuals the continent has produced. Contents: Amilcar Cabral: a contemporary inspiration (Carlos Lopes); Amilcar Cabral and the liberation of Guinea-Bisseau: context, challenges and lessons for effective African leadership (Peter Karibe Mendy); Amilcar Cabral and the fortunes of African literature (Maurice Taonezvi Vambe & Abebe Zegeye); Manifestations of nationhood in the writings of Amilcar Cabral (Alexis Wick); Challenges to state building in Africa (Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja); Reading Cabral on democracy (Lars Rudebeck); Culture, consciousness and armed conflict: Cabral's déclassé/(lumpenproletariat?) in the era of globalization (Ibrahim Abdullah); Articulating Cabral's regionalist and pan-Africanist visions (John Fobanjong); Amilcar Cabral's legacy in view of the challenges of contemporary ethics (Carlos Lopes) [ASC Leiden abstract]
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