n Historia - Steve Biko: A Jacana Pocket Biography, Lindy Wilson : book review
|Article Title||Steve Biko: A Jacana Pocket Biography, Lindy Wilson : book review|
|© Publisher:||Historical Association of South Africa (HASA)|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Nov 2012|
|Pages||505 - 509|
Lindy Wilsonâ??s short biography of the late anti-apartheid activist, Stephen Bantu Biko (1946â??1977), has already been in circulation for 20 years in the form of an introductory biographical chapter to the edited collection, Bounds of Possibility: The Legacy of Steve Biko and Black Consciousness (1991).11 With this Jacana Pocket Biography, Wilson has revisited her text to make it more accessible to a wider reading public and used the opportunity to reflect again on the life of Biko. This is the only book-length account of Biko's life to date, a stark contrast to the vast amount of literature on other anti-apartheid activists and African National Congress leaders, and indicates an uneasy silence over the life of Biko.
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