No Fist Is Big Enough to Hide the Sky
The Liberation of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde
AUTHOR: Davidson, Basil Risbridger
PUBLISHER: Zed Books, Limited
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NoFist is Big Enough to Hide the Sky (taken from aGuinea-Bissau peasant saying) stands as a key text in the history of the elevenyear struggle against Portuguese rule in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde. Thoughless well known than the struggles in Angola and Mozambique, the liberation warwaged by the African Party for theIndependence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) easily ranks alongsidethose conflicts as an example of an African independence movement triumphingagainst overwhelming odds.
Basil Davidson, a leading authority on PortugueseAfrica who witnessed many of these events first hand, draws on his ownextensive experience in the country as well as the PAIGC archives to provide adetailed and rigorous analysis of the conflict. The book also provides one ofthe earliest accounts of the assassination of the PAIGC's founder, AmilcarCabral, and documents the movement's remarkable success in recovering from thedeath of its leader and in eventually attaining independence. Featuring apreface by Cape Verde's first president, Aristides Pereira, and a foreword by Cabralhimself, No Fist is Big Enough to Hidethe Sky remains an invaluable resource for the study both of the region andof African liberation struggles as a whole.
PUBLICATION DATE: 4/1/1969