ALBERTINA SISULU, abridged by Sindiwe Magona and Elinor Sisulu from the biography "Walter and Albertina Sisulu: in our lifetime" by Elinor Sisulu

: Sisulu (E.) & Magona (S.)

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129pp., illus., map, hardback, Cape Town, 2018

 

New foreword by Brigalia Bam.

Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu (1918-2011) was an anti–apartheid activist, and the wife of Walter Sisulu, who spent 25 years on Robben Island alongside Nelson Mandela. While her husband was in prison Albertina Sisulu raised the couple′s five children alone. In 1963 she spent almost two months in solitary confinement and was banned for most of the 1960s. She became National Co-President of the United Democratic Front at its inception in 1983, was Deputy President of the ANC Women's League and in 1994 became a member of Parliament. She retired in 1998.