Original Quote: "The condition of women is therefore at the heart of the question of humanity itself, here, there and everywhere."
From Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle by Thomas Sankara, published 1990.
I first came across the name Thomas Sankara in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel, Americanah, and then again in Lauren Wilkinson's novel American Spy. Sankara was a Marxist revolutionary and the president of Burkina Faso from 1983-1987. During his short presidency, he introduced programmes for social, economic and ecological change that would improved the lives of all Burkinabé. He was assassinated in a coup d'état organised by his former colleague, Blaise Compaoré. Compaoré and 2 others involved in Sankara's assassination were sentenced to life in prison in absentia in 2022.
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I'm Louise, but you can call me Fatty. I really like to read, and then I really like to tell people about what I've read. I started this book blog to give fellow readers some great recommendations and maybe introduce them to a writer or a genre that maybe they wouldn't have discovered on their own - because that's what reading is all about!