Publisher description for I write what I like : selected writings / edited with a personal memoir by Aelred Stubbs ; preface by Archbishop Desmond Tutu ; introduction by Malusi and Thoko Mpumlwana ; with a new foreword by Lewis R. Gordon.

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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.

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 a memoir of Biko by Father Aelred Stubbs, his longtime pastor and friend and a new foreword by Professor Lewis Gordon.

Biko's writings will inspire and educate anyone concerned with issues of racism, postcolonialism, and black nationalism.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Anti-Apartheid movements South Africa, Apartheid South Africa, Racism South Africa, Black nationalism South Africa, Blacks South Africa Politics and government, South Africa Race relations, Biko, Steve, 1946-1977, Political activists South Africa Biography, Political prisoners South Africa Biography