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His death from injuries suffered while in police custody made him an international martyr for South African Black nationalism. After being expelled from high school for political activism, Biko enrolled in and graduated from St. He soon grew disenchanted with NUSAS, believing that, instead of simply allowing Blacks to participate in white South African society, the society itself needed to be restructured around the culture of the Black majority. SASO was based on the philosophy of Black consciousness , which encouraged Blacks to recognize their inherent dignity and self-worth.
I Write What I Like contains a selection of Biko's writings from , when he became the president of the South African Student Organisation , to , when he was prohibited from publishing. Originally published in , the book was republished in and April The book's title was taken from the title under which he had published his writings in the SASO newsletter under the pseudonym Frank Talk. I Write What I Like reflects Biko's 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. The collection was edited by Aelred Stubbs.
His murder in police detention in led to his being hailed a martyr of the anti-apartheid struggle. Nelson Mandela , South Africa's post-Apartheid president who was incarcerated at the notorious Robben Island prison during Biko's time on the world stage, lionized the activist 20 years after he was killed, calling him "the spark that lit a veld fire across South Africa. His father achieved part of a university education through the University of South Africa, a distance-learning university, but he died before completing his law degree. From an early age, Steve Biko showed an interest in anti-apartheid politics. After being expelled from his first school, Lovedale College in the Eastern Cape, for "anti-establishment" behavior—such as speaking out against apartheid and speaking up for the rights of Black South African citizens—he was transferred to St.
Steve Biko I WRITE WHAT I LIKEThe following is the first of a series of articles under They want to remain in good books with both the black and white worlds.
It is an exposition of the Black Consciousness Philosophy. These articles written using his pseudonym Frank Talk form the core of the book. I Write What I Like also comprises addresses, letters, reports and interviews he gave during the formation of SASO in until months before his death in This collection was published in a year after his death.
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Biko Lives! T he world knows that at the age of 30, Stephen Bantu Biko died in police custody on September 12, This essay, written in early September , coincided with the 30th anniversary of his death.
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