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Youth, Nationalism, and the Guinean Revolution
     

Youth, Nationalism, and the Guinean Revolution

by James D. Straker
 

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In 1958, Guinea declared independence from France and propelled Ahmed
Sékou Touré to power. Early revolutionary fervor was not to last, and until his
death in 1984, Sékou Touré ruled with an iron fist. What would it have been like
to participate in Guinea's changing political fortunes? Jay Straker

Overview

In 1958, Guinea declared independence from France and propelled Ahmed
Sékou Touré to power. Early revolutionary fervor was not to last, and until his
death in 1984, Sékou Touré ruled with an iron fist. What would it have been like
to participate in Guinea's changing political fortunes? Jay Straker invites readers
to reconsider the sources, stakes, and ramifications of Guinea's nation-building
experience. By engaging official political tracts, state and popular newspapers,
education journals, novels, poems, plays, photographs, and personal histories,
Straker offers an alternative view of the uneven effects of the state's attempts to
reshape popular attitudes, social practice, and youth consciousness. Showing how
visions of ideal youth played into the workings of revolutionary power, Straker
creates a captivating and intense history that uncovers the ambitions that drove
militant socialist-revolutionary politics in Guinea.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253002723
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
02/25/1990
Series:
African Systems of Thought
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
684 KB

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Meet the Author

Jay Straker is Assistant Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts and
International Studies at the Colorado School of Mines.

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