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Guerrilla History

Feb 5, 2021

In this episode of Guerrilla History, we do a survey on African revolutions and decolonization movements so that we can dive deep into individual African movements/revolutions in the future, and call back to this episode for the broader regional/continental historical context.  For this herculean task, we bring on Leo Zeilig, an editor of the Review of African Political Economy, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the School of Advanced Study University of London, and an Honorary Research Associate at the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Leo's books include Thomas Sankara (HSRC Press), Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Third World (I.B. Tauris), African Struggles Today: Social Movements Since Independence (Haymarket), and Congo: Plunder and Resistance (Zed Books).  You can find his website at and follow him on twitter @LeoZeilig.  Also, follow the Review of African Political Economy on twitter @ROAPEJournal and their website .

Guerrilla History is the podcast that acts as a reconnaissance report of global proletarian history, and aims to use the lessons of history to analyze the present.  If you have any questions or guest/topic suggestions, email them to us at

Your hosts are immunobiologist Henry Hakamaki, Professor Adnan Husain, historian and Director of the School of Religion at Queens University, and Revolutionary Left Radio's Breht O'Shea.


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To follow the hosts, Henry can be found on twitter @huck1995, and also has a patreon to help support himself through the pandemic where he breaks down science and public health research and news at  Adnan can be followed on twitter @adnanahusain, and also runs The Majlis Podcast, which can be found at, and the Muslim Societies-Global Perspectives group at Queens University,   Breht is the host of Revolutionary Left Radio, which can be followed on twitter @RevLeftRadio and cohost of The Red Menace Podcast, which can be followed on twitter @Red_Menace_Pod.  Follow and support these shows on patreon, and find them at  


Thanks to Ryan Hakamaki, who designed and created the podcast's artwork, and Kevin MacLeod, who creates royalty-free music.