Dreaming in red

7 May 2010

Maybe it’s because we’ve been having an election here in Britain, but I’ve been listening to Robert Wyatt’s elegiac version of ‘Biko’, released in 1984, about the life and death in 1977 of the black anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko – a reminder that politics is often (always?) – eventually a matter of life and death. It’s a moral choice, not a tea party; it has consequences, and not just for you.

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