The Shadow King : SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020
Auteur : Maaza MENGISTE
Editeur : CANONGATE BOOKS
Langue étudiée : Anglais
Langue maternelle : Anglais
Date parution : 08/2020
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 PostETHIOPIA. 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.
Maaza Mengiste was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A Fulbright Scholar and professor in the MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation programme at Queens College, she is the author of The Shadow King and Beneath the Lion's Gaze, which was named one of the Guardian's Ten Best Contemporary African Books. Her work can be found in the New Yorker, Granta, and the New York Times, among other publications. She lives in New York City.
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Nbr de pages : 448
Poids : 306 gr
ISBN 10 : 1838851178
ISBN 13 : 9781838851170