The Shadow King: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020

Maaza Mengiste (Author)
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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.

Product Details

Price
£9.99  £9.29
Publisher
Canongate Books Ltd
Publish Date
13 August 2020
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781838851170
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