Luli Callinicos

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Freedom Park trustee, Researcher, Writer

Luli Callinicos is a social historian, lecturer and esteemed scholar. Her activism in the liberation struggle began in her youth as a member of the Congress of Democrats.   A lifelong educator, she taught English literacy to workers of the South African Congress of Trade Unions. She contributed to the journal Fighting Talk, which was edited by Ruth First. She has written numerous books including Gold and Workers (1981), Working life: factories, townships and popular culture (1987) which won a Noma Award for Publishing in Africa, and A place in the city: the Rand on the eve of Apartheid (1993.) She is also the author of The World that made Mandela (2000.) Luli Callinicos is an NIHSS board member and a trustee of Freedom Park. She has served on the Council of the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) amongst a host of heritage committees and advisory panels.

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