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The Shadow King - SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 (Paperback, Main) Loot Price: R188
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The Shadow King - SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 (Paperback, Main): Maaza Mengiste

The Shadow King - SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 (Paperback, Main)

Maaza Mengiste

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 'DEVASTATING' Marlon James, 'A MODERN CLASSIC' Andrew Sean Greer, 'BRILLIANT' Salman Rushdie, 'MAGNIFICENT' Aminatta Forna, 'EPIC' Mary Morris, 'WONDERFUL' 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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Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2020
Authors: Maaza Mengiste
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 448
Edition: Main
ISBN-13: 978-1-83885-117-0
Categories: Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Historical fiction
LSN: 1-83885-117-8
Barcode: 9781838851170

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