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'The Murder,' 2017. By Pierre-Christophe Gam. Photo courtesy of the artist.

This Mixed Media Series Pays Homage To the Late Burkinabe Revolutionary—Thomas Sankara

"Sankara, The Upright Man" by Pierre-Christophe Gam is currently on view at DAK'ART Biennale 2018.

Multidisciplinary Cameroonian-Chadian artist Pierre-Christophe Gam's work, Sankara, The Upright Man, is a tribute to Thomas Sankara, the Burkinabe revolutionary.

Currently showing in La Villa Rouge, a DAK'ART OFF venue, The Upright Man is a mixed media installation examining the life and legacy the late president of Burkina Faso. Gam explores the myths surrounding his life and death, presenting him as one of the last Pan-African prophets as well as a "messiah."

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13 of Our Favorite Books On Black Resistance and Revolution

Here are 13 of the most influential books about resistance and revolution by black visionaries.

This month at OkayAfrica, we're celebrating Black revolution—icons and movements throughout history that have fostered revolutionary thinking and encouraged social progress.

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