Sat, 13 Oct 2018, 14:00
The Africa Centre, London (UK), The Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk St, London, SE1 0BL
Appearing as part of the 'Remembering and Celebrating Thomas Sankara' programme at the Africa Centre
London launch of the book, A Certain Amount of Madness’: The Life, Politics and Legacies of Thomas Sankara, which is out now with Pluto Press. The edited volume has been heralded as ‘a necessary and illuminating intervention’ that ‘enhances our understanding of the pragmatism of politics and the rhetoric of revolutionary actions’. Amber Murrey, editor of the collection, along with Aziz Salmone Fall, coordinator of the International Campaign of Justice for Sankara and member of GRILA, will speak on the legacies of Sankara’s political thought in the context of the nonalignment, anti-imperialist and Pan-Africanist movements and the relevance of Sankara’s politics for activism today. Thomas Sankara’s partner and widow, Mariam Serme Sankara, will reflect on Sankara’s life and legacy. This event will begin at 2pm.
Part of the ‘Remembering and Celebrating Thomas Sankara’ programme, a series of free and public events will be held at the Africa Centre in London to mark the 31st anniversary of the assassination of Thomas Sankara, including special appearances and reflections on Sankara’s life by Mariam Serme Sankara.
Celebrating and critiquing the life of one of Africa’s most important anti-imperialist leaders