Patrick Chabal (1951-2014)/Amílcar Cabral : revolutionary leadership and people’s war/Contents

Patrick Chabal
Amílcar Cabral: revolutionary leadership and people’s war

Cambridge; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983. xiii, 272 p.

Patrick Chabal. (1951-2014) Amílcar Lopez Cabral (1924-1973)


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I. Colonial rule in Guinea and Cape Verde

  • Guinea
    • Physical features and socio-economic characteristics
    • History
    • Colonial administration and policies
    • Colonial economy
  • Cape Verde

II. Amílcar Cabral: formative influences (1924-1959)

  • Early years (1924-1945)
  • Student in Lisbon (1945-1952)
  • Political and cultural influences
  • Agronomist and aspiring political activist (1952-1959)

III. From nationalist agitation to war of national liberation (1956-1964)

  • Brief history of the period 1956-1964
  • The creation of an instrument of national liberation
  • The development of a strategy of national liberation
  • The PAIGC in crisis: a brief analysis of the Cassacá Congress
  • The diplomacy of national liberation

IV. Consolidation of power and the creation of a new state (1964-1973)

  • Brief history of the period 1964-1973
  • The military strategy and tactics of the PAIGC
  • Political and economic reconstruction in the liberated areas
  • Social reconstruction in the liberated areas
  • Towards independence: party, state and the 1972 elections

V. Cabral’s political legacy

  • Cabral’s assassination: facts and implications
  • Cabral and Portugal
  • Cabral as revolutionary leader: the PAIGC since independence

VI. Amílcar Cabral: social and political thought

  • Political values and theoretical foundations
  • Social classes and national liberation
  • Social classes and revolution: state and party
  • Culture and national liberation

VII. People’s wars in lusophone Africa: a comparative perspective

  • Context
  • Process
  • From people’s war to revolution?
  • Conclusion



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