Just inside the entrance of the Addis Ababa home of British historian Richard Pankhurst hangs a black and white photo of his suffragette mother, Sylvia Pankhurst.
She is pictured wearing a long and elaborate Edwardian dress with sleeves to her wrists, beneath a heading: “Votes for Women.”
She was one of the women whose campaigns, which included going on hunger-strike, led to British women being allowed to vote in the early 20th Century.
In the nearby sitting room, a tapestry hanging on a wall testifies to a less well known side of his mother.
It depicts Ms Pankhurst in June 1935 walking down a gravel path through a garden in the English city of Bath, accompanied by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie.
The image comes from a photo taken during his exile in England after Ethiopia was subsumed into the short-lived African empire of fascist Italy, Africa Orientale Italiana.
In previous years, Ms Pankhurst had gone to
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