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Celebrating Steve Biko: We Write What We Like

Celebrating Steve Biko: We Write What We Like (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by van Wyk, Chris

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The thirtieth anniversary of the death of Steve Biko (1946-1977), a South African activist who as murdered while being detained in police custody, came in 2007. Biko's essays called on black Africans to break their chains of servitude and rise up against an oppressive regime. His... writings, later collected in the boo I Write What I Like, became the foundational text for the Black Consciousness Movement that Biko later helped establish.Celebrating the life, legacy, and work of this phenomenally important figure, Celebrating Steve Biko offers both a personal and political tribute to Biko and his contribution to the freedom struggle in South Africa. Essays discuss his intellectual legacy and the inspiration he still provides to those who struggle against oppression. Most important, the anthology considers Biko's memory and precious legacy: the freedom to say, think, and write what we like.The contributors to this volume are friends, followers, fellow activists, and scholars, including Achille Mbembe and Thabo Mbeki. Biko's renowned essay Black Consciousness and the Quest for a True Humanity is also featured.
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ISBN 9780231154314
Released NZ 1 Mar 2009
Publisher Columbia University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Columbia/Hurst
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ISBN-13 9780231154314
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Columbia University Press
Imprint Columbia University Press
Released 1 Mar 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by van Wyk, Chris
Series Columbia/Hurst
Category Human Rights
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 222mm
Dewey Code 323
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Politics: General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade;Adult education