Several books and accounts of Steve Biko have been published recently. So what sets this book apart? In essence, the book offers fresh and accurate insights the political context, and an incisive account of the struggle, hero, and icon, his philosophy, humanity, and purpose, uncluttered by meandering anecdote or whimsical memory. It is a comprehensive collection of fascinating source texts in a single volume that help to bring a new and important perspective.
Derek Hook is a reader in psychosocial studies at Birkbeck College, University of London and an extraordinary professor of psychology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.