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Striking image of Africa, with a quote from Amilcar Cabral.

The map was likely printed shortly after Cabral's assassination in 1973.

Always bear in mind that people are not fighting for ideas, for the things in anyone's head.  They are fighting to gain material benefits, to live better and in peace, to see their lives go forward, to guarantee the future of their children . . . 

Amílcar Lopes da Costa Cabral was a Bissau-Guinean and Cape Verdean agricultural engineer, intellectual, poet, theoretician, revolutionary, political organizer, nationalist and diplomat.  He was one of Africa's foremost anti-colonial leaders.

Also known by the nom de guerre Abel Djassi, Cabral led the nationalist movement of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde Islands and the ensuing war of independence in Guinea-Bissau. He was assassinated on January 20, 1973, about eight months before Guinea-Bissau's unilateral declaration of independence. He was deeply influenced by Marxism, and became an inspiration to revolutionary socialists and national independence movements worldwide.