The Shadow King (Booker Longlist 2020)

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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 the Emperor goes into exile and Ethiopia quickly loses hope, it is Hirut who offers a plan to maintain morale. But how could she have predicted her own personal war is still to come, as a prisoner of one of Italy’s most vicious officers?

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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’ Laila Lalami,

‘UNFORGETTABLE’ The Times,

‘REMARKABLE’ New York Times

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 the Emperor goes into exile and Ethiopia quickly loses hope, it is Hirut who offers a plan to maintain morale. But how could she have predicted her own personal war is still to come, as a prisoner of one of Italy’s most vicious officers?

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9781838851170

Author

Mengiste, Maaza

Publisher

Canongate

Binding

Paperback

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