Literary Nonfiction. African & African American Studies. CALL ME WOMAN is the autobiography of Ellen Kuzwayo, a black South African woman whose life as a social worker, woman's rights activist, politican, and more was woven in political history of South Africa for almost 60 years. Kuzwayo's autobiography documents a complex series of changes in herself and her culture, including the onset and devastation of apartheid.Ms. Kuzwayo was the first black person to win South Africa's premier literary prize, the CNS Literary Award.