“Escribo Lo Que Me Da La Gana” By Steve Biko

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Hope Publishing House, Mar 1, 1989


141 pages

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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. This Spanish translation of the English-language book “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; and a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Biko’s writings will inspire and educate anyone concerned with issues of racism, postcolonialism and black nationalism.
Steve Biko (1946-78) is regarded as the father of the Black Consciousness movement in South Africa and a key figure in bringing about the end of apartheid. He was murdered while in police detention in 1978.”