Fanon and Cabral: a Contrast in Theories of Revolution for Africa

  title={Fanon and Cabral: a Contrast in Theories of Revolution for Africa},
  author={Robert Blackey},
  journal={The Journal of Modern African Studies},
  pages={191 - 209}
  • R. Blackey
  • Published 1 June 1974
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern African Studies
Lenin set the tone for most successful revolutions in the twentieth century when he altered traditional Marxism to suit the conditions of Russia. Mao Tse-tung followed Lenin's example when he too adjusted Marxism (and Leninism) to a Chinese environment. It seems to follow, therefore, that attempts at revolution everywhere should not be mere imitations of previously successful upheavals but should, instead, be tailored to fit specific circumstances. Thus, African revolutions should be made on… 

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