Writer :Melody Chironda and Nozuko Poni
In my Teenage Years
When I was 12 I found Steve Bantu Biko’s I Write What I Like; a book that would help me understand the spiritual emasculation of Africans by Apartheid in South Africa. It would help me understand the feelings of inadequacy that plagued my existence and that of other Africans around me. It would help me understand the depth of the dehumanization that Africans went through. It would help me avoid all kinds of traps that one could fall into as a result of living in a repressed society. Biko freed me.