Sankara was open about his ideological beliefs: Marxist, but non-dogmatic. He refrained from calling the revolutionary process “socialist” or “communist,” often framing it instead as “anti-imperialist.” That entailed countering external domination.
A clandestine organisation acting in parallel with the Italian state, and with the support of the US, committed crimes, engaged in political subversion, and prevented leftist parties from coming to power in Italy.
Dr. Amber Murray of the University of Oxford writes about Sankara’s militant imaginative aspiration, which sought to fundamentally break with imperial practices and political orders.
The struggles of post-colonial states are due to enduring colonial influence. This article explores how colonialism in Africa was conducted, and how methods of colonial historiography contributed to a romanticising of its impact.