Ellen Kuzwayo Honored at Rhodes University

March 19, 2012

Ellen Kuzwayo, author of Call Me Woman, was one of four South Africans honored by Rhodes University earlier this month when the school renamed their Hilltop residences and Hilltop Hall. The other honorees were Amina Cachalia, Fort Calata and Desmond Tutu, and the four were selected for their inspirational lives.

Tutu and Cachalia attended the naming ceremonies, and the Archbishop praised the students for selecting the names of people who stood up against a vicious and unjust system, and whose values they wish to emulate. Cachalia said that the renaming represented “the rebirth of Rhodes University as it embraces transformation.” Aunt Lute is proud to have published the work of Ellen Kuzwayo.

Read more from DispatchOnline and Rhode’s press release.

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