The Life, Politics and Legacies of Thomas Sankara – Brixton Radical Readers book group special

Friday 8 October 2021

Join the reading group to discuss A Certain Amount of Madness: The Life, Politics and Legacies of Thomas Sankara, edited by Amber Murrey.

Thomas Sankara was one of Africa’s most important anti-imperialist leaders of the late 20th Century. His declaration that fundamental socio-political change would require a ‘certain amount of madness’ drove the Burkinabe Revolution and resurfaced in the country’s popular uprising in 2014.

This book looks at Sankara’s political philosophies and legacies and their relevance today. His legacy is revealed by looking at contemporary activists, artists and politicians who draw inspiration from Sankarist thought in social movement struggles today, from South Africa to Burkina Faso.

To borrow a copy of the book please contact the library on 020 7926 1056.