Amílcar Cabral and the International: Race, Colonialism, Liberation

Dr Branwen Gruffydd Jones, Reader in International Relations at the University of Cardiff’s School of Law and Politics, will discuss the life and internationalist thought of Amílcar Cabral (1924-1973), who was a Bissau-Guinean and Cape Verdean intellectual, poet, theoretician, revolutionary, political organiser, diplomat and nationalist. Having led one of the most successful wars of independence in modern African history, Cabral was an inspiration to revolutionary socialists and independence movements globally. This session aims to shed light not only on his contribution to nationalist movements, but how this was shaped by his views and understanding of a just and equal international order.