Khuzwayo, Nnoseng Ellen Kate

About Nnoseng Ellen Kate Khuzwayo

Biography (South African History Online)

Aegerter, Lindsay Pentolfe. “Ellen Kuzwayo (1914- ).” Postcolonial African Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Source Book, Parekh et al. (eds.), 1998

Obituary (The Independent)

Obituary (The New York Times)



Thorpe, Michael. “World Literature in Review: South Africa.” World Literature Today, vol. 65, no. 1, 1991

Jaggi, Maya. “In the Shadow of Apartheid.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 4575, 1990

Cason, Maidel. “Call me Woman.” Library Journal, vol. 110, no. 20, 1985

Hope, Christopher. “In Undaunted Defence.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 4295, 1985



MacKenzie, Craig, and Cherry Clayton. Between the Lines: Interviews with Bessie Head, Sheila Roberts, Ellen Kuzwayo, Miriam Tlali, 1989



Masemola, Kgomotso Michael. Black South African Autobiography After Deleuze: Belonging and Becoming in Self-Testimony, 2017

Masemola, Kgomotso. “The Individuated Collective Utterance: Lack, Law and Desire in the Autobiographies of Ellen Kuzwayo and Sindiwe Magona.” Journal of Literary Studies, vol. 26, no. 1, 2010

Aegerter, Lindsey Pentolfe. “Southern Africa, Womanism, and Postcolonialism: A Dialectical Approach.” The Post-Colonial Condition of African Literature, Gover et al. (eds.), 2000

Lewis, Desiree. “Gender Myths and Citizenship in Two Autobiographies by South African Women.” Agenda, vol. 40, 1999

Garritano, Carmela J. “At an Intersection of Humanism and Postmodernism: A Feminist Reading of Ellen Kuzwayo's Call Me Woman.” Research in African Literatures, vol. 28, no. 2, 1997

Gquola, Pumla Dineo. “Reconsidering Motherhood in the Autobiographies of Ellen Kuzwayo and Emma Mashinini.” Inter Action, vol. 4, 1996

Dietche, Julie Phelps. “Voyaging toward Freedom: New Voices from South Africa.” Research in African Literatures, vol. 26, no. 1, 1995

Elder, Arlene A. “'Who Can Take the Multitude and Lock It in a Cage?': Noemia De Sousa, Micere Mugo, Ellen Kuzwayo: Three African Women's Voices of Resistance.” Moving beyond Boundaries, II: Black Women's Diasporas, Davies (ed.), 1994

Lewis, Desiree. “Myths of Motherhood and Power: The Construction of 'Black Woman' in Literature.” English and Africa, vol. 19, no. 1, 1992

Ibrahim, Huma. “The Autobiographical Content in the Works of South African Women Writers: The Personal and the Political.” Biography East and West: Selected Conference Papers, Ramelb (ed.), 1989



Autobiography/Life Writing

Call me Woman (1992)


Short Story Collections

Sit Down and Listen: Stories from South Africa (1990)

Audio and Audiovisual Material

Ellen Kuzwayo Interview from 1985 on the 1976 Soweto Uprising, Part One. YouTube, 11 Oct. 2019

Ellen Kuzwayo Interview from 1985 with the “Mother of Soweto” Part Two. YouTube, 12 Oct. 2019

Audre Lorde and Ellen Kuzwayo, Berlin 1992. YouTube, 13 Apr. 2013