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In 1958, Guinea declared independence from France and propelled Ahmed Sékou journeyé to energy. Early innovative fervor used to be to not final, and till his demise in 1984, Sékou travelé governed with an iron fist. What would it not were prefer to perform Guinea's altering political fortunes? Jay Straker invitations readers to think again the assets, stakes, and ramifications of Guinea's nation-building event. through attractive respectable political tracts, nation and well known newspapers, schooling journals, novels, poems, performs, photos, and private histories, Straker deals another view of the asymmetric results of the state's makes an attempt to reshape well known attitudes, social perform, and formative years awareness. displaying how visions of perfect early life performed into the workings of innovative strength, Straker creates a charming and excessive heritage that uncovers the pursuits that drove militant socialist-revolutionary politics in Guinea.

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