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Cissie Gool: the Joan of Arc of district six

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-04T16:15:25Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-04T16:15:25Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03-04 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15836
dc.description.abstract Civil rights leader and anti-apartheid activist Zainunnisa "Cissie" Gool grew up in District Six. She was the younger of two daughters of Dr Abdullah Abduraham, a medical doctor who led the African People's Organisation (APO), an organisation that he co-founded in 1902. Abduraham was the first Muslim to attend the South African College, and also the first black South African to be elected to the Cape Town City Council, in 1904. He completed his medical degree at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he met and married Gool's mother, Helen James, a Scottish Christian suffragette. Gool had quite a mixed ancestry, with an Indian grandfather, Malay grandmother, Scottish mother and coloured Muslim father. Her father's close friends included Olive Schreiner and Mohandas 'Mahatma' Gandhi, bringing her into contact with some of South Africa's most colourful characters of the time. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher BestRed en
dc.subject GOOL en
dc.subject CISSIE en
dc.subject LIBERATION STRUGGLES en
dc.subject INTELLIGENTSIA en
dc.subject POLITICS en
dc.title Cissie Gool: the Joan of Arc of district six en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle The fabric of dissent: public intellectuals in South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Reddy, V. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Bohler-Muller, N. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Houston, G. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Schoeman, M. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Thuynsma , H. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11805 en
dc.PageNumber 126-129 en
dc.outputnumber 10950 en
dc.bibliographictitle Houston, G. (2020) Cissie Gool: the Joan of Arc of district six. In: Reddy, V., Bohler-Muller, N., Houston, G., Schoeman, M. & Thuynsma , H. (eds).<i>The fabric of dissent: public intellectuals in South Africa</i>. Cape Town: BestRed. 126-129. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Houston, G. en


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