Join Sandisiwe Shoba for the launch of Hlumelo Biko’s new book Black Consciousness: A Love Story (15 Sep)
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Join the Daily Maverick journalist Sandisiwe Shoba in conversation with Hlumelo Biko, entrepreneur, writer and the son of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko and Dr Mamphela Ramphele, as they explore a unique and powerful love story.
‘If Steve Biko were alive today, we would have a country that gladly embraces African culture as the dominant driving force for how society is organised …’
In his deeply personal book, Black Consciousness: A Love Story, Hlumelo Biko movingly recounts his parents’ love story and how the BCM’s message of black self-love and self-reliance helped to change the course of South African history.
Based on interviews with some of the BCM’s founding members, Black Consciousness describes the early years of the movement in vivid detail and sets out its guiding principles around a positive black identity, black theology and the practice of Ubuntu through community-based programmes.
In spiritual conversation with his father, Hlumelo re-examines what it takes to live a Black Consciousness life in today’s South Africa. He also explains why he believes his father – who was brutally murdered by the apartheid police in 1977 – would have supported true radical economic transformation if he were alive today.
Date: Wednesday 15 September 2021
Time: 12:00 PM SAST