4 Articles by: Benjamin Talton

Benjamin Talton is professor of history at Temple University and the author, most recently, of In This Land of Plenty: Mickey Leland and Africa in American Politics.

Thomas Sankara Is Not Dead

Anti-colonial revolutionary Thomas Sankara fought to transform Burkina Faso into a truly independent, self-governing nation before his assassination in 1987. But as a recent film shows, Sankara’s legacy continues to inspire struggles against oppression despite ruling elites’ efforts to erase him from public memory.