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The Shadow King
The Shadow King
 
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Author : Maaza Mengiste
Publisher : Canon Gate
ISBN# : 9781838851163
Pages : 428
Price:INR 799
 
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 ‘Devastating’ marlon James, ‘a modern classic’ Andrew Sean Greer, ‘incredible’ lemn sissay, ‘brilliant’ Salman Rushdie, ‘magnificient’ Aminatta Forna, ‘epic’ Mary Morris, ‘wonderful’ br>laila lalami, ‘unforgettable’ the times, ‘remarkable’ new York Times, 'a masterpiece' Washington post Ethiopia. 1935. With the threat of Mussolini’s Army looming, recently orphaned hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid. Her new employer, kidane, an Officer in emperor haile selassie’s Army, rushes to mobilise his strongest men before the Italians invade. Hirut and the other women long to do more than care for the wounded and bury the dead. When emperor haile selassie goes into exile and Ethiopia quickly loses hope, it is hirut who offers a plan to maintain morale. She helps disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor and soon becomes his guard, inspiring other women to take up arms. But how could she have predicted her own personal war, still to come, as a prisoner of one of Italy’s most vicious officers? The shadow king is a gorgeously crafted and unputdownable exploration of female power, and what it means to be a woman at war.

 
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