SONNY LIEW DRAWS WAR HEROINE ELIZABETH CHOY

Published on 8 March 2017

Sonny Liew will be chronicling Elizabeth’s Choy remarkable life for his next project.

Award-winning graphic novelist Sonny Liew will be chronicling Elizabeth’s Choy remarkable life as a war heroine, politician and educator for his next project.

During the war, Choy helped Allied prisoners-of-war in Changi Prison with her husband and was caught and tortured by the Japanese Kempeitai for 200 days. In 1951, she became the only woman to be a member of the Legislative and from 1956, she was a teacher and principal for the School for the Blind.

Liew’s story is part of a graphic novel project Femme Magnifique, which aims to tell the stories of 30 amazing women from around the world. Other women featured in this book include Michelle Obama, Harriet Tubman and Joan of Arc. This anthology is expected to be launched this September.

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