The Global Legacy
Edited By Michael A. Peters and Tina Besley
Chapter Eleven: Freire’s Legacy for Communities Seeking Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
Freire’s Legacy for Communities Seeking Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
The 1960s and ’70s were a time of optimism for emerging nations across Africa. Independence had been successfully negotiated in the 1960s by such countries as Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, and Senegal and armed struggle across Portuguese African colonies, combined with political changes back in Portugal, led to independence in Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, and Mozambique in the mid-1970s.