Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
No Fist Is Big Enough to Hide the Sky: The Liberation of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde

No Fist Is Big Enough to Hide the Sky: The Liberation of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (Paperback)

£6.99
Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 01/12/1984.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

No Fist is Big Enough to Hide the Sky (taken from a Guinea-Bissau peasant saying) stands as a key text in the history of the eleven year struggle against Portuguese rule in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde. Though less well known than the struggles in Angola and Mozambique, the liberation war waged by the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) easily ranks alongside those conflicts as an example of an African independence movement triumphing against overwhelming odds. Basil Davidson, a leading authority on Portuguese Africa who witnessed many of these events first hand, draws on his own extensive experience in the country as well as the PAIGC archives to provide a detailed and rigorous analysis of the conflict. The book also provides one of the earliest accounts of the assassination of the PAIGC's founder, Amilcar Cabral, and documents the movement's remarkable success in recovering from the death of its leader and in eventually attaining independence.

Featuring a preface by Cape Verde's first president, Aristides Pereira, and a foreword by Cabral himself, No Fist is Big Enough to Hide the Sky remains an invaluable resource for the study both of the region and of African liberation struggles as a whole.

History & PoliticsPolitics & government Publisher: Zed Books Ltd Publication Date: 01/04/1969 ISBN-13: 9780905762890  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 01/12/1984.  

Basil Davidson ranks as one of the most remarkable Africanist historians of his generation. Born in Bristol in 1914, he worked as a journalist for The Times, New Statesman and others, as well as serving in the Second World War as an intelligence officer in Nazi-occupied Europe. After the war, he went on to become a leading authority on Portuguese Africa, and was one of the first scholars to emphasise the pre-colonial achievements of African civilizations, as well the damaging effects wreaked on the continent by colonialism. He was also a passionate advocate for contemporary anti-colonial struggles, and witnessed many of these struggles first hand. Among his many notable books are The African Genius (1969) and The Black Man's Burden: Africa and the Curse of the Nation-State (1992). He died in 2010.

More books by Basil Davidson

More books by Amilcar Cabral

More books by Aristides Pereira

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Fires of Adversity in Latin...
(Paperback)
Faith Mishina
 
 
£20.00
 

Currently out of stock

Depicting Female Suicide Bombers:...
(Paperback)
Bina Patel
 
 
£20.06
 

Currently out of stock

The Founders' Revolution: The...
(Paperback)
Michael S. Law
 
 
£11.95
 

Currently out of stock

Jumpstarting South Asia: Revisiting...
(Hardback)
Pradumna B. Rana
 
 
£20.99
 
Latest Blog
Jealousy, Rivalry, Insecurity, Frustration... Non Pratt Explores the World of Female Teenage Friendships
16/01/2018

Non explores friendship in YA novels and especially those that depict the imperfect middle ground.

#FoylesFive: Pre-orders
15/01/2018

Matt from our Web Team jumps into the future and brings back some reading recommends for 2018.

Emily Koch Introduces Some of Fiction's Most Memorable Narrators
10/01/2018

Exclusively for Foyles, Emily introduces some of her favourite and most memorable first person narrators.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd