I Write what I Like

I Write what I Like
Author: Steve Biko
Publsiher: Heinemann
Total Pages: 164
Release: 1987
Genre: Anti-apartheid movements
ISBN: 0435905988

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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.

We Write What We Like

We Write What We Like
Author: Darryl Accone,Zithulele Cindi,Saths Cooper,Duncan Innes,Jonathan Jansen
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2007-11-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781776141296

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A celebration of Steve Biko's legacy of freedom 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.

I Write What I Like

I Write What I Like
Author: Steve Biko
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-10-16
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780226368535

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"The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." Like all of Steve Biko's writings, those words testify to the passion, courage, and keen insight that made him one of the most powerful figures in South Africa's struggle against apartheid. They also reflect his conviction that black people in South Africa could not be liberated until they united to break their chains of servitude, a key tenet of the Black Consciousness movement that he helped found. I Write What I Like contains a selection of Biko's writings from 1969, when he became the president of the South African Students' Organization, to 1972, when he was prohibited from publishing. The collection also includes a preface by Archbishop Desmond Tutu; an introduction by Malusi and Thoko Mpumlwana, who were both involved with Biko in the Black Consciousness movement; a memoir of Biko by Father Aelred Stubbs, his longtime pastor and friend; and a new foreword by Professor Lewis Gordon. Biko's writings will inspire and educate anyone concerned with issues of racism, postcolonialism, and black nationalism.

Cloud Cuckoo Land Large Print Edition

Cloud Cuckoo Land  Large Print Edition
Author: Anthony Doerr
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2021-09-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781982189679

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Follows four young dreamers and outcasts through time and space, from 1453 Constantinople to the future, as they discover resourcefulness and hope amidst peril.

Biko Cry Freedom

Biko   Cry Freedom
Author: Donald Woods
Publsiher: Holt Paperbacks
Total Pages: 432
Release: 1991-09-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0805018999

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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.

The Testimony of Steve Biko

The Testimony of Steve Biko
Author: Stephen Bantu Biko,Arnold Millard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 298
Release: 1984
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:695392543

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Why I Write

Why I Write
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: Renard Press Ltd
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-01-01
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9781913724269

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George Orwell set out ‘to make political writing into an art’, and to a wide extent this aim shaped the future of English literature – his descriptions of authoritarian regimes helped to form a new vocabulary that is fundamental to understanding totalitarianism. While 1984 and Animal Farm are amongst the most popular classic novels in the English language, this new series of Orwell’s essays seeks to bring a wider selection of his writing on politics and literature to a new readership. In Why I Write, the first in the Orwell’s Essays series, Orwell describes his journey to becoming a writer, and his movement from writing poems to short stories to the essays, fiction and non-fiction we remember him for. He also discusses what he sees as the ‘four great motives for writing’ – ‘sheer egoism’, ‘aesthetic enthusiasm’, ‘historical impulse’ and ‘political purpose’ – and considers the importance of keeping these in balance. Why I Write is a unique opportunity to look into Orwell’s mind, and it grants the reader an entirely different vantage point from which to consider the rest of the great writer’s oeuvre. 'A writer who can – and must – be rediscovered with every age.' — Irish Times

The Law and the Prophets

The Law and the Prophets
Author: Daniel R. Magaziner
Publsiher: Jacana Media
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2010
Genre: Anti-apartheid movements
ISBN: 9781770099104

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""No nation can win a battle without faith," Steve Biko wrote, and as Daniel R. Magaziner demonstrates in The Law and the Prophets, the combination of ideological and theological exploration proved a potent force. The 1970s are a decade virtually lost to South African historiography. This span of years bridged the banning and exile of the country's best-known antiapartheid leaders in the early 1960s and the furious protests that erupted after the Soweto uprisings of June 16, 1976. Scholars thus know that something happened--yet they have only recently begun to explore how and why. The Law and the Prophets is an intellectual history of the resistance movement between 1968 and 1977; it follows the formation, early trials, and ultimate dissolution of the Black Consciousness movement. It differs from previous antiapartheid historiography, however, in that it focuses more on ideas than on people and organizations. Its singular contribution is an exploration of the theological turn that South African politics took during this time. Magaziner argues that only by understanding how ideas about race, faith, and selfhood developed and were transformed in this period might we begin to understand the dramatic changes that took place."--Publisher description.