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By Steve Biko

"The so much effective weapon within the palms of the oppressor is the brain of the oppressed." like every of Steve Biko's writings, these phrases testify to the fervour, braveness, and willing perception that made him the most strong figures in South Africa's fight opposed to apartheid. additionally they mirror his conviction that black humans in South Africa couldn't be liberated till they united to damage their chains of servitude, a key guiding principle of the Black awareness stream that he helped found.

I Write What I Like includes a number of Biko's writings from 1969, while he grew to become the president of the South African scholars' association, to 1972, whilst he used to be prohibited from publishing. the gathering additionally contains a preface by means of Archbishop Desmond Tutu; an advent via Malusi and Thoko Mpumlwana, who have been either concerned with Biko within the Black awareness stream; a memoir of Biko via Father Aelred Stubbs, his longtime pastor and good friend; and a brand new foreword by means of Professor Lewis Gordon.

Biko's writings will motivate and teach someone all for problems with racism, postcolonialism, and black nationalism.

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