Sylvia Pankhurst: Honorary Ethiopian

Helen Pankhurst presents the previously untold story of one of the foremost Suffragettes, as she uncovers her grandmother Sylvia’s role in the fight for Ethiopian Independence, and reveals a lifelong love for the fascinating country that became her home.

Emmeline’s radical left-wing daughter, Sylvia Pankhurst, became deeply involved in the Ethiopian cause following its invasion by Italy in 1935. She would later be recognized as an honorary Ethiopian, and eventually given a state funeral. She also became an avid writer on Ethiopian culture, culminating in the publishing of her work Ethiopia, a Cultural History.

 

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