Thomas Sankara – Decolonization, Love, and Trust in the People: A New Humanity for Ending Oppression

Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza

Thomas Sankara understood that liberation—embodying the whole process of decolonization — originates from the admission that the oppressed have internalized the oppressor.

Colonial oppression in Africa did not end with the attainment of political independence. Rather, direct colonial domination on African peoples by the colonialist bourgeoisie of Europe and the United States metamorphosed into another form of subtle but vicious form of subjugation—neocolonialism.

Thomas Sankara Remains a Global Icon

Thomas Sankara: Speech Before the General Assembly of the United Nations