I Write What I Like

Author: Steve Biko
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435905989
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I Write What I Like. On 12th September 1977, Steve Biko was murdered in his prison cell. He was only 31, but his vision and charisma - captured in this collection of his work - had already transformed the agenda of South African politics. This book covers the basic philosophy of black consciousness, Bantustans, African culture, the institutional church and Western involvement in apartheid.

Steve Biko

Author: Lindy Wilson
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821444417
Size: 45.43 MB
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Steve Biko. Steve Biko inspired a generation of black South Africans to claim their true identity and refuse to be a part of their own oppression. Through his example, he demonstrated fearlessness and self-esteem, and he led a black student movement countrywide that challenged and thwarted the culture of fear perpetuated by the apartheid regime. He paid the highest price with his life. The brutal circumstances of his death shocked the world and helped isolate his oppressors. This short biography of Biko shows how fundamental he was to the reawakening and transformation of South Africa in the second half of the twentieth century—and just how relevant he remains. Biko’s understanding of black consciousness as a weapon of change could not be more relevant today to “restore people to their full humanity.” As an important historical study, this book’s main sources were unique interviews done in 1989—before the end of apartheid—by the author with Biko’s acquaintances, many of whom have since died.

Steve Biko

Author: Tendayi Sithole
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498518192
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Steve Biko. Moving away from the domain of commemorative, iconicity, monumentalization, and memorialization, Sithole uses Steve Biko's meditations as a discursive intervention to understand black subjectivity. The epistemological shift of this book is not to be bogged down by the cataloging of events, something that is popular in the literature of Steve Biko and Black Consciousness. Rather, a theoretical imagination and conceptual invention is engaged upon in order to situate Biko within the existential repertoire of blackness as a site of subjectivity and not the object of study. The theoretical imagination and conceptual invention fosters an interpretive approach and an ongoing critique that cannot reach any epistemic closure. This is what decolonial meditations are all about, opening up new vistas of thought and new modes of critique informed by epistemic breaks from “empirical absolutism” that reduce Biko to an epistemic catalogue. It is in Steve Biko: Decolonial Meditations of Black Consciousness that the black subject is engaged not only in the politics of criticism for its own sake, but philosophy of existence.

Biko Lives

Author: A. Mngxitama
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230613373
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Biko Lives . This collection looks at the on-going significance of Black Consciousness, situating it in a global frame, examining the legacy of Steve Biko, the current state of post-apartheid South African politics, and the culture and history of the anti-apartheid movements.

Biko Cry Freedom

Author: Donald Woods
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 142993638X
Size: 30.53 MB
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Biko Cry Freedom. Subjected to 22 hours of interrogation, torture and beating by South African police on September 6, 1977, Steve Biko died six days later. Donald Woods, Biko's close friend and a leading white South African newspaper editor, exposed the murder helping to ignite the black revolution.

Steve Biko

Author: Linda Price
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN:
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Steve Biko. This series honours the lives of southern African leaders who helped shape the history of the region. The books include activities for exploration in the classroom.

Steve Biko

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Publisher: Awareness Publishing
ISBN: 1919910808
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Steve Biko And Apartheid

Author: Roger Omond
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
ISBN:
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Steve Biko And Apartheid. South africa's system of apartheid is one of the most controversial present- day issues, but its roots lie in a history of oppression. The conscience of governments all over the world is being tested as the double standards of many have been revealed through the conflict of financial interest versus human rights. Steve Biko came to the fore in the '60s and '70s when the black consciousness movement emerged to radically change the self-awareness of black people in South Africa. Biko, as the leader of the movement, achieved international status and recognition. His premature death in 1977 and the subsequent inquest shocked the world, bringing home to people the brutality of the apartheid system. Roger Omond assesses the importance of Biko and the black consciousness movement in South Africa in the struggle against apartheid today.