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Ellen Kuzwayo
Birth: Jun. 29, 1914
Death: Apr. 19, 2006

Author, Politician. She was born on a farm in the Thaba Nchu district in the Orange Free State, South Africa. In the 1940s, she joined the likes of Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and Oliver Tambo in forming the militant ANC Youth League, becoming a women's and civil rights activist. In fact, she was a stalwart campaigner against apartheid in South Africa. In 1994, at 79, she was elected as an ANC member of South Africa's first multiracial parliament. Also she acted as a shebeen queen, alongside Sidney Poitier, in the film "Cry, the Beloved Country" (1951). As author, she was the first black writer to win South Africa's leading CNA literary prize for her autobiography, "Call Me Woman" (1985). She also wrote the collection of short stories "Sit Down and Listen" (1990). She died in Soweto, South Africa.  (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
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Doornkoop Cemetery
Soweto
City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
Gauteng, South Africa
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Sep 12, 2006
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Ellen Kuzwayo
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
Ellen Kuzwayo
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
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