Steve Biko Honoured with Posthumous Literary Award

On December 8, 2010 Bantu Stephen Biko was awarded the Posthumous Literary Award by the South African Literary Awards ,for his seminal work "I Write What I Like."   These awards pay tribute to South African writers who have distinguished themselves as innovative producers and creators of literature, while celebrating literary excellence in the depiction and sharing of South Africa’s histories, value systems, philosophies and art. 

 I Write What I Like was originally published in 1978 after Biko's death and has been republished and reprinted several times since then. The book contains a collection of Biko's works  dating from 1969 to 1972. 

Previous recipients of the Posthumous Literary  Award include Sol Plaatjie, Bessie Head and Dora Taylor. The South African Literary Awards were founded by the wRite associates in partnership with the National Department of Arts and Culture, Sowetan and Nutrend Publishers.  

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