n Historia - Steve Biko: A Jacana Pocket Biography, Lindy Wilson : book review

Volume 57, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0018-229X



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, (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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