How Amilcar Cabral Shaped Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy

Curry Malott Frantz Fanon’s influence on Paulo Freire’s thought is well known, but the Brazilian educator also drew considerably from Amílcar Cabral, the revolutionary intellectual from Guinea-Bissau. Amílcar L Cabral was born 12 September 1924 in Bafatá, Guinea-Bissau, one of Portugal’s African colonies. He was murdered on 20 January 1973 by fascist Portuguese assassins just…

Amílcar Cabral: On Taking Arms, Theory, Poetry, and African Liberation

Yousef Aljamal A boy brandishes a poster of Malam Bacai Sanha of the former single ruling party founded by independence-era hero Amilcar Cabral (PAIGC), 17 June 2005, in front of Bissau’s Palace of the Republic. Photo by Seyllou, AFP via Getty Images When the African struggle for liberation and the fight to end colonialism is…

Amílcar Cabral: Liberator, Theorist, and Educator

Curry Malott Amílcar Lopes da Costa Cabral was born September 12, 1924 in Bafatá, Guinea-Bissau, one of Portugal’s African colonies. On January 20, 1973–48 years ago today–Cabral was murdered by fascist Portuguese assassins just months before the national liberation movement in which he played a central role won the independence of Guinea-Bissau. This particular struggle…

“Tell No Lies, Claim No Easy Victories”: Remembering Amílcar Cabral

Amilcar Cabral Study Group Amílcar Cabral (center) with members of the Partido Africano para a Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde (PAIGC). Working people across the world are struggling against the economic domination and exploitation, which has been greatly intensified amid COVID-19 pandemic. On the 96 anniversary of the birth of Amílcar Cabral, we examine…

Revisiting Cabral’s ‘Weapon of Theory’

Ndangwa Noyoo Africa’s post-colonial history is one of unfulfilled missions because the national leadership has been lacking in revolutionary theory and ideology. Since so-called independence, Africa is still awaiting that moment when leaders such as Cabral will once again rise to the occasion and drive an agenda for the total liberation of Africa, from all…