Boek cover The Shadow King van Maaza Mengiste

The Shadow King

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020

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uitgever Canongate Books Ltd
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Afmetingen Afmeting: 19,5 x 12,7 x 2,9 cm
Aantal paginas 448 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Auteur(s) Maaza Mengiste
Uitgever Canongate Books Ltd
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 303 g
Studieboek Nee
Verpakking breedte 127 mm
Verpakking hoogte 29 mm
Verpakking lengte 195 mm

Boekbeschrijving

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, GUARDIAN, ELLE, TIME, SPECTATOR 'DEVASTATING' Marlon James, 'BRILLIANT' Salman Rushdie, 'MAGNIFICENT' Aminatta Forna, '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 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.

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