A tribute to Steve Biko

  title={A tribute to Steve Biko},
  author={Mahmood Mamdani},
  journal={Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa},
  pages={76 - 79}
  • M. Mamdani
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa
I would like to congratulate you warmly on successfully completing this part of your journey. I know that ceremony should not stand in the way of celebrations. But I promise to be short. I was invited to give a talk at the American University of Cairo in May, 2011. It was the time of Tahrir Square. Others had seen Tahrir Square as a continuation of colour revolutions said to have begun in Eastern Europe with the fall of the Soviet Union. I said that Tahrir Square evoked for me a period more… Expand
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