The Threat of Liberation: Imperialism and Revolution in Zanzibar (BOK)

Amrit Wilson

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The Threat of Liberation returns to the tumultuous years of the Cold War, when, in a striking parallel with today, imperialist powers were seeking to institute 'regime change' and install pliant governments. Using iconic photographs, declassified US and British documents, and in-depth interviews, Amrit Wilson examines the role of the Umma Party of Zanzibar and its leader, the visionary Marxist revolutionary, Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu. Drawing parallels between US paranoia about Chinese Communist influence in the 1960s with contemporary fears about Chinese influence, it looks at the new race for Africa's resources, the creation of AFRICOM and how East African politicians have bolstered US control. The book also draws on US cables released by Wikileaks showing Zanzibar's role in the 'War on Terror' in Eastern Africa today. The Threat of Liberation reflects on the history of a party which confronted imperialism and built unity across ethnic divisions, and considers the contemporary relevance of such strategies.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Amrit Wilson
Forlag
PLUTO PRESS
ISBN 9780745334080
Antall sider 192 Dimensjoner 13,5cm x 21,5cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 363 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, African history, International relations

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