I Write What I Like This collection of Biko’s writings is a testament to the passion and insight that made him one of the most powerful figures in South Africa’s struggle against apartheid. The selection contains writings from 1969 to 1972 while Biko was president of the South African Students’ Organization.
Bantu Stephen Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977) was a South African anti-apartheid activist. Ideologically an African nationalist and African socialist, he was at the forefront of a grassroots anti-apartheid campaign known as the Black Consciousness Movement during the late 1960s and 1970s. His ideas were articulated in a series of articles published under the pseudonym Frank Talk.