Stephanie Urdang in liberated areas of Guinea-Bissau

Stephanie Urdang in liberated areas of Guinea-Bissau

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Guinea-Bissau
April 1974
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: Guinea-Bissau
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Stephanie Urdang, a member of the Southern Africa Committee, traveled in the liberated areas of Guinea-Bissau with the PAIGC, which led the armed struggle for independence from Portuguese colonialism, in April-May 1974. Here she speaks with Mario Ribeira, her translator. The PAIGC had declared independence from Portugal in September 1973. While Urdang was in Guinea-Bissau there was a coup in Portugal. The new Portuguese government recognized Guinea-Bissau as independent in September 1974. Urdang later wrote Fighting Two Colonialisms: Women in Guinea-Bissau (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1979, ISBN: 0853455112)
Photo courtesy of Stephanie Urdang.