Steve Biko

 
Letters to the editor: September 23 to 29 2016
Letters to the editor: September 23 to 29 2016
Reading the Mail & Guardian last week was even more of a downer than usual. Page after page brought more distressing coverage of abuse of...
What would Steve Biko say about the struggle of black people today?
What would Steve Biko say about the struggle of black people today?
During the height of the anti-apartheid student protests at the University of the Witwatersrand in the 1980s, there was a question that would...
Youth unity lost when students bicker and sober-minded leadership is needed to push our struggles forward
Youth unity lost when students bicker and sober-minded leadership is needed to push our struggles forward
LEADERSHIPThe antagonistic posturing of the ANC Youth League and the Young Communist League of South Africa is worrying. We need people who...
This June 16, remember the Black Consciousness movement - and mourn its tragic demise
This June 16, remember the Black Consciousness movement - and mourn its tragic demise
POLITICSThe commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the 1976 June 16 Soweto uprising this week cannot avoid confronting the demise of the...
Paint speaks to power
Paint speaks to power
Nothing says defiance like the slogan “WE WON’T MOVE”, a public declaration made by the black residents of Sophiatown during forced removals...
#FeesMustFall and the greater struggle of racism
#FeesMustFall and the greater struggle of racism
A photograph made rounds on Facebook on September 19 2014. Someone had used black spray-paint and wrote the words, “FUCK WHITE RACISM. BLACK POWER. BIKO LIVES” on the University of...
We should all follow Biko's teachings
We should all follow Biko's teachings
When Steve Biko was killed on September 12 1977, he was almost the same age as Trevor Noah (31). Biko was 30 years old. He was three years younger...
Greed and poverty in the wake of Biko
Greed and poverty in the wake of Biko
The period of reflection on the life of Steve Biko puts those who cherish his legacy in a precarious position. Many of us have resorted to throwing...
Lewis R Gordon on Frantz Fanon and the art of embodying blackness
Lewis R Gordon on Frantz Fanon and the art of embodying blackness
The animating spirit of Frantz Fanon was much in evidence at the recent M&G Literary Festival. Now, from one of the panellists at the...
Xolela Mangcu on Biko and race in 'post-apartheid South Africa'
Xolela Mangcu on Biko and race in 'post-apartheid South Africa'
‘Does Race Matter in Post-apartheid South Africa?’ is the subtitle of ‘The Colour of Our Future’ (Wits University Press), edited by...

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