Steve Biko: Black Consciousness in South Africa; Steve Biko: I Write What I Like

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Steve Biko: Black Consciousness in South Africa

Edited by Millard Arnold
Random House, 1978
298 pp. $12.95

Steve Biko: I Write What I Like

Edited by Aelred Stubbs
Harper, 1979
224 pp. $8.95

The publication of these books-enlarging the body of published writings and speeches by Biko first tapped in Donald Woods' Biko (noted in Foreign Affairs, July 1978)-indicates a broad popular interest in the personality and ideas of the leader of the black consciousness movement in South Africa. Arnold presents the transcript of Biko's testimony at the 1976 trial of black consciousness leaders; Father Stubbs' collection of Biko's writings from 1969-72 is followed by a personal memoir of the Anglican priest's relationship with the black leader from 1973 to 1977, the period during which Biko was "banned."

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