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Biko : a life

Author: Xolela Mangcu; Nelson Mandela
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Steve Biko was an exceptional and inspirational leader, a pivotal figure in South African history. As a leading anti-apartheid activist and thinker, Biko created the Black Consciousness Movement, the grassroots organization which would mobilize a large proportion of the black urban population. His death in policy custody at the age of just 30 robbed South Africa of one of its most gifted leaders. Although the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Steve Biko; Steve Biko; Steve Biko
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Xolela Mangcu; Nelson Mandela
ISBN: 9781780767857 1780767854
OCLC Number: 855044677
Notes: Originally published by Tafelberg, Cape Town, South Africa, in 2012.
Description: 348 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: A tribute to Stephen Bantu Biko / by Nelson Mandela --
In my mind's eye --
Steve Biko in the intellectual history of the Eastern Cape: the African elite and European modernity --
Formative years in Ginsberg location, King William's Town --
Leaving home: Lovedale, St Francis College --
The trouble(s) with NUSAS --
Steve Biko and the making of SASO --
Strategic leadership and "losing grip": the Black People's Convention --
Banishment and homecoming --
How Steve was killed --
Steve Biko's "extraordinary gift of leadership."
Responsibility: Xolela Mangcu ; foreword by Nelson Mandela.

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Xolela Mangcu, who knew Biko, provides the first in-depth look at the life of one of the most iconic figures of the anti-apartheid movement, whose legacy is still strongly felt today, both in South  Read more...

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'...promises to transform our understanding of this pivotal figure.' - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 'Xolela Mangcu has brought Biko back to our lives. A must-read' - Ngugi wa Thiong'o 'A brilliant Read more...

 
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