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Biko Paperback – 15 Oct 1987

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; Revised edition edition (15 Oct. 1987)
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 0140109110
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140109115
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 350,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Excellent read. Talks through a troubled time and place. I knew something of Steve Biko and the situation in South africa in the seventies beforehand but learned a lot.
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This is a must read book for anyone who has an interest in South Africa. The murder of Steve Biko remains one of the most infamous acts in South African History. Donald Woods book ensures that it will never be forgotten.
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Steve Biko's role in the fight against South African Apartheid was every bit as important as Mandela's early activities. There is no telling what role Biko would have fulfilled if he had been allowed to live and that is perhaps why the authorities felt it necessary to ensure that he didn't. A truly brave and courageous man whose story was written by his friend, a white journalist who also saw the hypocrisy and inhumanity of the apartheid system.
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A first-class account of the tragic killing of potentially a great and wise national leader by a close friend and witness.
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very very happy to have this wonderful book that everyone in the world should read
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I was first introduced to this book by a teacher when I was a teenager in the early 1990s. At the time, I was struck by the sheer brutality and inhumanity of Apartheid, the courage of Mr Woods and the shameless lies and contradictions of those who testified at Mr Biko's inquest.

Apartheid is a dark shadow on the history of humanity and should never be forgotten. It is such a shame that this book appears to be no longer in print and Mr Biko's story is distant memory of something that happened many years ago.

For me, this book now stands as a testament to one of South Africa's brightest sons and those who died in custody. It is largely an exposé, but there is still a lot we can learn from the short life of this remarkable man.
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Lovely book post office delay the delivery though so is not the company fault is post office thanks for that good book
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