rights activist to be honoured

SW20000612PMO074:GENERIC:NOCATEGORY:01JAN1980 - 990310PM05 NEWS: Ellen Kuzwayo member of parlament PIC:Peter Mogaki. 12/06/2000. © SOWETAN
SW20000612PMO074:GENERIC:NOCATEGORY:01JAN1980 - 990310PM05 NEWS: Ellen Kuzwayo member of parlament PIC:Peter Mogaki. 12/06/2000. © SOWETAN

ELLEN Kuzwayo and her seminal autobiography, Call Me Woman, will take centre stage at the latest session of the Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club at Xarra Books in Newtown.

ELLEN Kuzwayo and her seminal autobiography, Call Me Woman, will take centre stage at the latest session of the Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club at Xarra Books in Newtown.

The event will take place tomorrow from 2pm.

The club is a legacy programme created by the South African Literary Awards, which Tlali proudly said had helped reignite her creativity.

Tlali, a highly respected scholar, novelist, short story writer and struggle activist, has written several novels and short stories, including her debut novel Muriel At Metropolitan.

Kuzwayo is a peerless all-rounder in the community development sector. Before her death in 2006 she had contributed to the total liberation of South Africa as a teacher, social worker, an anti-apartheid activist, organiser and patron of women's self-help groups, councillor, MP and writer.

l For more information on the South African Literary Awards and the Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club, phone 0117913583, or fax 0866053642, or visit www.sala.org.za or email info@sala.co.za. For other nation-building projects articles visit www.sowetan.co.za.

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