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African Leaders of the Twentieth Century : Biko, Selassie, Lumumba, Sankara

By: Harsch, Ernest Nzongola-Ntalaja, Georges Selassie, Bereket Habte Wilson, Lindy

Part of the Ohio short histories of Africa series
0821421611 / 9780821421611
Paperback / softback
17/02/2015
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108 x 178 mm 624 pages
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This omnibus edition brings together concise and up-to-date biographies of Steve Biko, Emperor Haile Selassie, Patrice Lumumba, and Thomas Sankara.

African Leaders of the Twentieth Century will complement courses in history and political science and serve as a useful collection for the general reader. Steve Biko, by Lindy WilsonSteve Biko inspired a generation of black South Africans to claim their true identity and refuse to be a part of their own oppression.

This short biography shows how fundamental he was to the reawakening and transformation of South Africa in the second half of the twentieth century and just how relevant he remains. Emperor Haile Selassie, by Bereket Habte SelassieEmperor Haile Selassie was an iconic figure of the twentieth century, a progressive monarch who ruled Ethiopia from 1916 to 1974.

The fascinating story of the emperor(1)s life is also the story of modern Ethiopia. Patrice Lumumba, by Georges Nzongola-NtalajaPatrice Lumumba was a leader of the independence struggle in what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Decades after his assassination, Lumumba remains one of the heroes of the twentieth-century Africanindependence movement. Thomas Sankara: An African Revolutionary, by Ernest HarschThomas Sankara, often called the African Che Guevara, was president of Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in Africa, until his assassination during the military coup that brought down his government.

This is the first English-language book to tell the story of Sankara's life and struggles.

BIC:

1H Africa, BGH Biography: historical, political & military, HBJH African history, HBTQ Colonialism & imperialism, JPHL Political leaders & leadership

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