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The shadow king, Maaza Mengiste

Label
The shadow king
Title
The shadow king
Statement of responsibility
Maaza Mengiste
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With the threat of Mussolini's army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid to Kidane and his wife Aster. Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie's army, rushes to mobilize his strongest men before the Italians invade. His initial kindness to Hirut shifts into cruelty when she resists his advances, and Hirut finds herself tumbling into a new world of thefts and violations, of betrayals and rage. As the war begins in earnest, the Emperor goes into exile and Ethiopia quickly loses hope. Hirut helps disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor and soon becomes his guard, inspiring other women to take up arms against the Italians
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mengiste, Maaza
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935-1936
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Ethiopia
Target audience
adult
Label
The shadow king, Maaza Mengiste
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2019 by Canongate Books Ltd, Edingburgh
Control code
1084322904
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9781838851392
Lccn
2019020502
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The shadow king, Maaza Mengiste
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2019 by Canongate Books Ltd, Edingburgh
Control code
1084322904
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9781838851392
Lccn
2019020502
Other physical details
illustrations

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