South Africa

COUNTERPOINT
10:44 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Biographer Xolela Mangcu On The Life And Death Of Steve Biko

Xolela Mangcu's book, Biko: A Biography
Credit Xolela Mangcu

Host Jonathan Judaken speaks with biographer Xolela Mangcu about the life and murder of South African activist Steve Biko, as well as the struggle for equality in South Africa under apartheid rule, and how it relates to the Civil Rights Movement in America.

Steve Biko was an inspirational leader and a pivotal figure in South African history. As a leading anti-apartheid activist and thinker, Biko created the Black Consciousness Movement, the grassroots organization which would mobilize a large proportion of the black urban population.

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Counterpoint
3:34 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Interview with Antjie Krog

Antjie Krog

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with South African poet and journalist Antjie Krog. Krog has established herself as one of South Africa's leading Afrikaans poets, later distinguishing herself as the lead radio reporter covering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Her book, Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa, is one of the defining works on the meaning of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. 

Originally Broadcast 14 November 2011.