Radical suffragette

A great unsung political figure
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May 2021, no. 431
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Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural born rebel by Rachel Holmes

Bloomsbury, $45 hb, 972 pp

Radical suffragette

A great unsung political figure
by
May 2021, no. 431

Sylvia Pankhurst was unquestionably the most interesting of the Pankhurst women and the only one who continues to be thought of with admiration and respect. Her life certainly deserves to be known. A talented painter, she gave up the possibility of an artist’s life for one as an activist, not only as a suffragette, but also in the labour movement and for a time as a communist, an anti-fascist, and an anti-imperialist fighting for independence for Ethiopia, where she lived for her last five years (she died in 1960 aged seventy-eight).

Barbara Caine reviews 'Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural born rebel' by Rachel Holmes

Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural born rebel

by Rachel Holmes

Bloomsbury, $45 hb, 972 pp

Buy this book

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