Women’s Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle
The women and men of our society are all victims of imperialist oppression and domination. That is why they wage the same battle. The revolution and women’s liberation go together. We do not talk of women’s emancipation as an act of charity or out of a surge of human compassion. It is a basic necessity for the revolution to triump. ~ Thomas Sankara
Thomas Sankara, leader of the 1983-87 revolution in Burkina Faso in West Africa, not only spoke to the challenges confronting women’s struggle for liberation in that continent. Convinced of the need for a Marxist understanding of human society, he explains here the origins of women’s oppression and puts forward a political course in the struggle to eradicate it.