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Hardback:The shadow king / Maaza Mengiste.:2019 Hardback The shadow king / Maaza Mengiste.
The shadow king / Maaza Mengiste.
Author: Mengiste, Maaza,
Publication year: 2019
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781838851163 (hbk.) :
Notes:
Originally published: 2019.
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?
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428 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 23 cm

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