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Publisher Comments:

“Cutting-edge.”—Patrick Bond

“This fascinating book fills a vacuum that has weakened the believers in Marxist resistance in Africa.”—Joseph Iranola Akinlaja, general secretary of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, Nigeria

“[An] excellent collection.”—Socialist Review

“Read this for inspiration, for the sense that we are part of a world movement.”—Socialist Worker (London)

“Grab this book. Highly recommended.”—Tokumbo Oke, Bookmarks

This collection of essays and interviews studies class struggle and social empowerment on the African continent.

Employing Marxist theory to address the postcolonial problems of several different countries, experts analyze such issues as the renewal of Islamic fundamentalism in Egypt, debt relief, trade union movements, and strike action. Includes interviews with leading African socialists and activists.

With contributions from Leo Zeilig, David Seddon, Anne Alexander, Dave Renton, Ahmad Hussein, Jussi Vinnikka, Femi Aborisade, Miles Larmer, Austin Muneku, Peter Dwyer, Trevor Ngwane, Munyaradzi Gwisai, Tafadzwa Choto, and Azwell Banda.

Leo Zeilig coordinated the independent media center in Zimbabwe during the presidential elections of 2002 and, prior to this, worked as a lecturer at Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal. He then worked for three years as a lecturer and researcher at Brunel University, moving later to the Center of Sociological Research at the University of Johannesburg. He has written on the struggle for democratic change, social movements, and student activism in sub-Saharan Africa. Zeilig is co-author of The Congo: Plunder and Resistance 1880–2005.

Synopsis:

This collection of essays and interviews studies class struggle and social empowerment on the African continent.

Synopsis:

Patrice Lumumba (1925andndash;61) was one of the most famous leaders of the African Independence Movement. After his murder, he became an icon of anti-imperialist struggle, and his picture, along with those of Che Guevara and Ho Chi Minh, was brandished around the worldand#160;at demonstrations in the 1960s.

This second edition of the only full biography of Lumumba presents his life and quest for the Congoandrsquo;s liberation, which influenced how the Cold War would be fought in Africa and the nature of the independence granted to huge swaths of the globe after 1945. For those fighting for freedom, Lumumba became a figure of resistance against the imperial colonizers of the world. Including new archival material and information gained from British intelligence, this new edition is a valuable introduction to a pivotal figure of the twentieth century.

About the Author

Leo Zeilig has worked extensively in Africa and recently helped to coordinate the Independent Media Center in Zimbabwe. He has written a large number of articles and papers, is the co-author of The Congo: Plunder and Resistance and the author of the forthcoming Lumumba: Life and Times.

Table of Contents

Landeacute;opoldandrsquo;s Congo

Early years: life in Onalua

Stanleyville: Bright lights, big city

Landeacute;opoldville: City of hope

Towards independence

Independence: 30 June 1960

Lumumbaandrsquo;s legacy

and#160;

Notes

Chronology

Sources and acknowledgements

Selected further readings

Picture Sources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931859684
Author:
Zeilig, Leo
Publisher:
Haymarket Books
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Historical
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Haus Publishing - Life andTimes
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 halftones
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

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This collection of essays and interviews studies class struggle and social empowerment on the African continent.
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Patrice Lumumba (1925andndash;61) was one of the most famous leaders of the African Independence Movement. After his murder, he became an icon of anti-imperialist struggle, and his picture, along with those of Che Guevara and Ho Chi Minh, was brandished around the worldand#160;at demonstrations in the 1960s.

This second edition of the only full biography of Lumumba presents his life and quest for the Congoandrsquo;s liberation, which influenced how the Cold War would be fought in Africa and the nature of the independence granted to huge swaths of the globe after 1945. For those fighting for freedom, Lumumba became a figure of resistance against the imperial colonizers of the world. Including new archival material and information gained from British intelligence, this new edition is a valuable introduction to a pivotal figure of the twentieth century.

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