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Biko: A Life

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Foreword by Nelson Mandela Preface 1.In My Mind's Eye 2.Steve Biko in the Intellectual History of the Eastern Cape: An African Elite and European Modernity 3.Formative Years in Ginsberg Location, King William's Town 4.Leaving Home: Lovedale, St Francis College 5.The Trouble(s) with NUSAS 6.Steve Biko and the Making of SASO 7.Strategic Leadership and 'Losing Grip': The Black People's Convention 8.Banishment and Homecoming 9.How Steve was Killed 10.Steve Biko's 'Extraordinary Gift of Leadership' Epilogue: Coming Full Circle Select Bibliography Acknowledgements About the Author Index

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Xolela Mangcu is an internationally respected analyst and commentator. He is based at the University of Cape Town and is also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C.


'...promises to transform our understanding of this pivotal figure.' - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 'Xolela Mangcu has brought Biko back to our lives. A must-read' - Ngugi wa Thiong'o 'A brilliant biography...a landmark in Biko studies' - Jeff Peires

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