I Write What I Like: Selected Writings (Steve Biko)

"My premise has always been that black people should not at any one stage be surprised at some of the atrocities committed by the government."

"My premise has always been that black people should not at any one stage be surprised at some of the atrocities committed by the government."

South Africa / 1971

When it comes to revolutionary icons, I think Steve Biko just might be my favorite. This quote comes from Biko's essay: "Fear—An Important Determinant in South African Politics." This essay is featured in the Summer 2017 issue of Lapham's Quarterly