The life, legacy & assassination of an African revolutionary - Lisa Janae Bacon
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Though his legacy is complicated, many of Sankara’s policies have proven themselves to be ahead of their time. In the past decade, Burkinabe youth have celebrated Sankara’s political philosophy, and nearby countries like Ghana have even adopted Sankara’s economic models. On March 2, 2019, a statue of Sankara was erected in Burkina Faso’s capital, establishing his place as an icon of revolution for his country and throughout the world.
For more on Sankara's Pan-African legacy, check this article on his revolutionary vision for Burkina Faso
For an in-depth reading on Sankara, check the Global Social Theory's essential reading guide on Thomas Sankara.
Check the Thomas Sankara inspired editoral news outlet that assess the modern day politics of Burkina Faso: https://www.thomassankara.net/?lang=en
For a documentary film on Thomas Sankara, check out Robin Shuffield's 2005 Documentary, Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man.
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