Amilcar Cabral: National Liberation and Culture

This text was originally delivered on February 20, 1970; as part of the Eduardo Mondlane (1) Memorial Lecture Series at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, under the auspices of The Program of Eastern African Studies. It was translated from the French by Maureen Webster. When Goebbels, the brain behind Nazi propaganda, heard culture being discussed,…

Amilcar Cabral: The Weapon of Theory

Amilcar Cabral 1966 The Weapon of Theory PDF Address delivered to the first Tricontinental Conference of the Peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America held in Havana in January, 1966. If any of us came to Cuba with doubts in our mind about the solidity, strength, maturity and vitality of the Cuban Revolution, these doubts…

Amilcar Cabral: Tell No Lies, Claim No Easy Victories…

Always bear in mind that the people are not fighting for ideas, for the things in anyone’s head. They are fighting to win material benefits, to live better and in peace, to see their lives go forward, to guarantee the future of their children. We should recognize as a matter of conscience that there have…

Amilcar Cabral: Freedom Fighter

Amilcar Cabral, 1924-1973 Carlos Pinto Santos Translated by John D. Godinho WHEN IT ALL HAPPENED… 1924: Amílcar Cabral is born on September 12, in Bafatá, Guinea. – 1932: Moves to Cabo Verde. – 1943: Finishes secondary schooling in Mindelo, on the island of São Vicente. – 1944: Obtains a job at the National Printing Office,…