BODIES POLITIC, a novel

: Heyns (M.)

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312 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008

 

Against the background of the stuggle for the vote for women and the First World War, Michiel Heyns examines, in fictionalised form, the private lives of three suffragettes: Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the Women's Movement, her daughter Sylvia, and Helen, a woman loved by Emmeline's son Harry.

This novel was shortlisted for the 2009 Sunday Times Fiction Award.

Michiel Heyns is also the author of "The Children's Day", "The Reluctant Passenger" and "The Typewriter's Tale".