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Biko Lives! : Contesting the Legacies of Steve Biko - A. Alexander

Biko Lives!

Contesting the Legacies of Steve Biko

By: A. Alexander (Editor), N. Gibson (Editor), Andile Mngxitama (Editor)

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Published: 1st May 2008
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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.

"This welcome collection of essays about Biko's existentialism, self-consciousness, place of phenomenology in his philosophy, and contribution to the dialectics of liberation, as well as the meaning of race and class problematic in Biko's work, African culture and humanism in his thinking, attitude toward the rights and roles of women, and much more examines his legacy and the meaning that his preachings, writings, and life's example gave to the development of black consciousness in South Africa. But, by far, the most important chapters in the book are Gail Gerhart's hitherto unpublished 1972 interview with Biko and Neville Alexander's recollection of Biko and the Azanian Manifesto." - R. I. Rotberg, Choice"Taken as a whole, this collection of essays is an important addition to the scholarship on Steve Biko. It contributes not only to a deeper understanding of what philosophy is, but also how Biko's writing can be considered philosophical." - Martin Murray, Professor of Sociology, SUNY Binghamton"I never thought I would read anything like this that reminded me of the 'good old days' when we were giddy with hopes and enthusiasm for recreating our own world! Biko Lives! will ruffle many feathers. People who have been trying to 'program' the forward movement of history and human development are going to have to think again."

- Bokwe Mafuna, former journalist, founding organizer of the Black Workers' Project, and friend of Steve Biko's

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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ISBN: 9780230605190
ISBN-10: 0230605192
Series: Contemporary Black History
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 1st May 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1