Walter & Albertina Sisulu
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Walter & Albertina Sisulu in our lifetime by Elinor Sisulu

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Published by David Philip Publishers in Claremont, South Africa .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • South Africa,
  • South Africa.

Subjects:

  • Sisulu, Walter Max.,
  • Sisulu, Albertina, 1918-,
  • African National Congress -- Biography.,
  • Anti-apartheid movements -- South Africa.,
  • Apartheid -- South Africa.,
  • Political activists -- South Africa -- Biography.,
  • Civil rights workers -- South Africa -- Biography.,
  • South Africa -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 430-438) and index.

Other titlesWalter and Albertina Sisulu, In our lifetime
StatementElinor Sisulu ; foreword by Nelson Mandela.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT1949.S58 S57 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination448 p. :
Number of Pages448
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3732728M
ISBN 100864863233
LC Control Number2003391615

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  For more than five decades Walter and Albertina Sisulu were at the forefront of the struggle against apartheid. As secretary-general of the ANC, Walter was sentenced to life imprisonment with Nelson Mandela in and spent 26 years in prison until his release in /5(4). The book tells the story of their marriage, politics, suffering and harassment, detention and 26 years of separation when Walter was imprisoned by the apartheid state. Walter Sisulu became secretary-general of the ANC and Albertina the co-president of the United Democratic Front, deputy president of the ANC Women's League and a member of. In , ‘Walter and Albertina Sisulu: In Our Lifetime’, a biography by Sisulu’s daughter-in-law Elinor, was launched by the Nigerian poet Ben Okri, who also wrote a tribute for Walter’s 90 th birthday. The following year, while on their way to bed, . This refreshing book is written by Sindiwe Magona, one of South Africa’s most prolific authors, and Elinor Sisulu, writer, activist and daughter-in-law of Albertina. The book is available from all good bookstores across South Africa and online from Loot, Takealot and New Africa Books.

  Albertina Sisulu is revered by South Africans as the true mother of the nation. A survivor of the golden age of the African National Congress, her life with her husband Walter, the second most important figure in the ANC, exemplified the underpinning role of women in the struggle against apartheid. As Secretary-General of the ANC, Walter Sisulu was sentenced with Nelson Mandela to life imprisonment. While he was in jail, his wife continued to play a crucial role in keeping the ANC alive underground. This biography charts their life together and .   So begins former president Nelson Mandela’s foreward to “In Our Lifetime” (David Philip), the biography of Walter and Albertina Sisulu. The book, written by the subjects’ daughter-in-law, Elinor Sisulu, is a fortunate conjunction of first-rate storyteller and fascinating subjects. Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu (18 May – 5 May ) was a South African anti-apartheid activist and member of the (ANC), African National Congress serving at times as Secretary-General and Deputy President of the organization. He was incarcerated at Robben Island, where he served more than 25 years' : Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu, 18 May .

For more than five decades Walter and Albertina Sisulu were at the forefront of the struggle against apartheid. As secretary-general of the ANC, Walter was sentenced to life imprisonment with Nelson Mandela in and spent 26 years in prison until his release in /5(31). Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu, South African political activist (born , Engcobo, —died May 5, , Johannesburg, ), was a political mentor of Nelson Mandela and a prominent African National Congress (ANC) member who helped lead the battle against apartheid, the South African government’s policy of racial the age of 15, . Get this from a library! Walter & Albertina Sisulu: in our lifetime. [Elinor Sisulu] -- Walter and Albertina have lived through and witnessed the major events of the last century that shaped South Africa. Their stories have become one in this history of the struggle. Theirs is a.   Albertina Sisulu, the first woman to be held under apartheid's notorious day detention order, has died in Johannesburg, several news sources are reporting. She was 92 years old. Sisulu outlived her husband, Walter, by some eight years. The story of the unbreakable bond the two great South Africans.