Xolela Mangcu’s recent biography of Steve Biko takes up its place in the contested field
of “Biko Studies”. It remains an open question as to why, given the explosion of
scholarly interest in Biko, and his ever-increasing popularity as an icon of the liberation
struggle, it has taken this long for a self-declared biography of Biko to appear.
In October 1972, Steve Biko was employed by the black division of the Study Project of Christianity in Apartheid Society (SPRO-CAS), which had its office in the same building as the South African Student Organization (SASO) at 86 Beatrice Street, Durban. American political scientist Gail M.
The Kenya School of Laws, Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, is in South Africa at the invitation of the National Heritage Council and O.R Tambo District Municipality to speak at the Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture to celebrate the centenary of Mandela.