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Title We write what we like : celebrating Steve Biko / edited by Chris van Wyk
Published Johannesburg, South Africa : Wits University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 170 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Summary Steve Biko, the founder of the Black Consciousness philosophy, was killed in prison on 12 September 1977. Biko was only thirty years old, but his ideas and political activities changed the course of South African history and helped hasten the end of apartheid. The year 2007 saw the thirtieth anniversary of Biko's death. To mark the occasion, the then Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Mosibudi Mangena, commissioned Chris van Wyk to compile an anthology of essays as a tribute to the great South African son. Among the contributors are Minister Mangena himself, ex-President Thabo Mbeki, writer Darryl Accone, journalists Lizeka Mda and Bokwe Mafuna, academics Jonathan Jansen, Mandla Seleoane and Saths Cooper, a friend of Biko's and former president of Azapo. We Write What We Like proudly echoes the title of Biko's seminal work, I Write What I Like. It is a gift to a new generation which enjoys freedom, from one that was there when this freedom was being fought for. And it celebrates the man whose legacy is the freedom to think and say and write what we like
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Subject Biko, Steve, 1946-1977.
Black Consciousness Movement of South Africa.
Black nationalism -- South Africa.
Political activists -- South Africa -- Biography.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1961-1978.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Van Wyk, Chris.
ISBN 1776141296 (electronic bk.)
1868147010 (electronic bk.)
9781776141296 (electronic bk.)
9781868147014 (electronic bk.)