Meet brave woman Titina Emestina Silas
Titina Sila was a fighter for the Independence Guinea-Bissau. January 30,1973,the day of her death is celebrated as National Women’s Day in Guinea-Bissau.Titina joined the very young liberation fighter at age of 18, and thanks to her intelligence and courage,became a spearhead of the Independence Movement of Amilcar Cabral.
She was killed in an encounter with the Portuguese military while crossing the Farim river with a group of other guerrillas.She was on her way to the funerals of Amilcar Cabral the revolutionary leader of PAIGC guerrillas, who was assassinated days earlier in Conackry.
Afterthe event of carnation Revolution in Lisbon and the independence of Portuguese Guinea as Republica da Guine-Bissau in 1974.A monument was erected in her honour near the river Farim where she died.Numerious places and Institutions were named after Sila including praca Titila Sila in Guinea Bissau 🇬🇼 (home of Government ministries and foreign missions)Aong with cabral and Damingos Ramos.She is remembered as most famous figure in the independence struggles.