February 2010

Call Me a Woman

Ellen Kuzwayo's Call Me a Woman will be one of those 'hard to find' books. But it is definitely one that will touch your heart. It is an autobiographical account of this South African feminist and social worker that, via her lifestory, highlights the plight of women struggling to survive under the apartheid system.

The late Ellen Kuzwayo was a legend who was famous world over. She was a prominent figure in her lifetime where she performed a number of roles (feminist, teacher, social worker). She played an active role in educating young folks and getting folks to talk about the social ills that were taking place.