Biko Lives! Contesting the Legacies of Steve Biko

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This collection looks at the on-going significance of Black Consciousness, situating it in a global frame, examining the legacy of Steve Biko, the current state of post-apartheid South African politics, and the culture and history of the anti-apartheid movements.

Author Biography

Nigel C. Gibson is director of the Honors Program at Emerson College.
Amanda Alexander is a PhD student in African history at Columbia University and a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Andile Mngxitama is a PhD student at the University of Witwatersrand.

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Prefacep. vii
Biko Livesp. 1
Interview with Steve Bikop. 21
Philosophic Dialogues
Biko: Africana Existentialist Philosopherp. 45
Self-Consciousness as Force and Reason of Revolution in the Thought of Steve Bikop. 69
A Phenomenology of Biko's Black Consciousnessp. 83
Biko and the Problematic of Presencep. 95
May the Black God Stand Please!: Biko's Challenge to Religionp. 115
Contested Histories and Intellectual Trajectories
Black Consciousness after Biko: The Dialectics of Liberation in South Africa, 1977-1987p. 129
An Illuminating Moment: Background to the Azanian Manifestop. 157
Critical Intellectualism: The Role of Black Consciousness in Reconfiguring the Race-Class Problematic in South Africap. 171
Cultural Critique and the Politics of Gender
The Influences and Representations of Biko and Black Consciousness in Poetry in Apartheid and Postapartheid South Africa/Azaniap. 191
A Human Face: Biko's Conceptions of African Culture and Humanismp. 213
Remembering Biko for the Here and Nowp. 233
The Black Consciousness Philosophy and the Woman's Question in South Africa: 1970-1980p. 253
Interview with Strini Moodleyp. 267
Interview with Deborah Matshobap. 275
Notes on Contributorsp. 285
Indexp. 289
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