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us: Kuzwayo, Ellen

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  • Variants

    • us: Serasengwe, Ellen Kate
    • us: Serasengwe, Nnoseng Ellen
    • us: Cholofolo
    • us: Motlalepule
  • Additional Information

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    • Birth Place

        Thaba Patchoa (South Africa)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Johannesburg (South Africa)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) South Africa
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Adams College (Amanzimtoti, South Africa)
        • Organization: (naf) African National Congress. Youth League
        • Organization: (naf) Young Women's Christian Association
        • Organization: (naf) Urban Foundation (South Africa)
        • Organization: (naf) South Africa. Parliament
    • Gender

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        (lcsh) Novelists
          (lcsh) Politicians
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      • Sources

        • found: Her Call me woman, 1985: t.p. (Ellen Kuzwayo) jkt. (president of the Maggie Magaba Trust; lives in Soweto)
        • found: LC data base, 5-29-85 (hdg.: Kuzwayo, Ellen)
        • found: Her Call me woman, c1985: t.p. (Ellen Kuzwayo) p. xvii (b. Ellen Kate Serasengwe, 6-29-14)
        • found: African wisdom, c1998: t.p. (Ellen K. Kuzwayo) p. 1 (b. 29 June 1914)
        • found: Washington post WWW site, Apr. 20, 2006 (Ellen Kuzwayo; d. Apr. 19, aged 91; South African author; women's rights and anti-apartheid champion)
        • found: New York times WWW site, Apr. 24, 2006 (in obituary published Apr. 22: Ellen Kuzwayo; b. Nnoseng Ellen Serasengwe, June 29, 1914, Orange Free State; d. Wednesday [Apr. 19, 2006], Johannesburg, aged 91; the lone woman and the least flashy of the founders of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and a quiet moral force throughout the rise of the African National Congress from outlaw movement to governing party)
        • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed February 18, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Kuzwayo, Ellen; Nnoseng Ellen Kate Serasengwe; Cholofolo (Setswana for “hope”); Motlalepule (Setswana for “the one who arrives on a rainy day”); fiction writer, antiapartheid activist; born 29 June, 1914 in Thaba Patchoa, South Africa; trained for being a teacher at the American Congregationalist institution Adams College and Lovedale; qualified as social worker, Jan Hofmeyr School of Social Work, Johannesburg (1955); joined National Council of African Women (NCAW) (1937); was elected secretary of Thaba Nchu branch of NCAW (1938); joined the ANC Youth League, headed by Nelson Mandela; organized youth recreation activities, Southern African Association of Youth Clubs (1956-1963); was general secretary for the Transvaal, Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) (1964-1976); founding member of the Urban Foundation (1976); was elected member of Parliament for the ANC in South Africa's first democratic elections (1994-1999); was awarded honorary degree in literature from University of the Witwatersrand for autobiography Call Me Woman (1987); died 19 April, 2006 in Johannesburg, South Africa)
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        • 1985-06-03: new
        • 2015-04-17: revised
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