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The shadow king

by Mengiste, Maaza.

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2019 2019
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Summary
"A brilliant novel, lyrically lifting history towards myth. It's also compulsively readable. I devoured it in two days." ' Salman Rushdie In 1935, orphaned servant Hirut struggles to adapt to her new household as Ethiopia faces Mussolini's looming invasion. As the battles begin in earnest, Hirut and other women must care for the wounded. But when Emperor Haile Selassie goes into exile and Ethiopia is about to lose hope, Hirut helps to disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor to keep the fight alive. She becomes his guard, inspiring women to join the war against fascism. In this extraordinary, beautifully told epic, Hirut overcomes rape, violence, and imprisonment, finding the strength to fight for her country's freedom and her own. Maaza Mengiste breathes life into complicated characters on both sides of the battle line, shaping a searing story of ordinary women and the advanced army they courageously opposed. Set against the first real conflict of World War II, The Shadow King is a heartrending, indelible exploration of what it means to be a woman at war.
Additional Information
Subjects Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935-1936 Fiction
Literature
Fiction
Ethiopia Fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Recorded Books, Inc.2019
2019
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Miles, Robin, narrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Robin Miles.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Listen
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9781980054368
1980054363
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