Warriors at work: how Guinea was really set free by Mustafah Dhada

By Mustafah Dhada

This is often Mustafah Dhada's compelling account of Guinea's fight for independence from Portuguese rule. A Cape Verdian agronomist totally dedicated to nationalist harmony in Luso-Africa and to the independence of Guinea, Amilar Lopes Cabral helped shape the African Independence occasion of Guinea Verde (PAIGC) (Partido Africano da Guine e Cabo). via PAIGC's efforts, a nationalist military used to be validated, a guerilla battle used to be introduced, and a prolonged force for a countryside fastened. "Warriors at paintings" addresses for the 1st time key questions concerning the struggle to loose Guinea: used to be the PAIGC the single nationalist circulate to emerge in Guinea? used to be the mobilisation force and nationalist struggle a simple march to victory with the PAIGC calling the pictures? And, was once the crusade for statehood instigated exclusively to forge a brand new social order? Dhada cuts via progressive rhetoric to bare a awesome human drama fought on the entrance traces and past.

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Estimated Volume of Agricultural Produce Absorbed by FARP and PAIGC Personnel 201 ix 43. Estimated Value of Agricultural Produce Absorbed by FARP and PAIGC Personnel 202 44. Statistics on Education Issued Periodically by the PAIGC and Its Sympathisers for Publicity 202 45. Estimated Number of Teachers, Primary Day Schools, and Students in PAIGCheld Areas 203 46. Boarding Schools 203 47. Estimated Number of Students Pursuing Education Overseas 204 48. Estimated Number of PAIGC Manpower Trained Abroad 204 49.

They responded warmly to the PAIGC's call to join its rank and file. The Mandinga women in particular appear to have supported the PAIGC enthusiastically. They did so with great courage, risking their lives and the security of their families. 64 The response from the Muslim Fullas remained lukewarm at first, if not openly hostile. In the words of a Fulla, "We did not know him (a party Page 12 cadre) so we did not trust him. We thought he was dangerous and that he would take our things and not pay for them.

D. Valimamad. See E. D. Valimamad, "Nationalist Politics, War and Statehood: Guinea-Bissau, 19531973" (Oxford, St. Catherine's College, D. Phil. , 1984), 291. Page xx be found in the Notes section. Sources used in Appendix B and Appendix C proved too numerous to be included with each map and table and are therefore listed at the beginning of each appendix. Throughout the text, "Guinea" refers to Portuguese Guinea and "Guinée" to the former French colony then headed by Sékou Touré. Please also note that the Cape Verde Islands are sometimes referred to as the Cape Verde or Cape Verde.

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