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The Shadow King

By: Maaza Mengiste

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO

Imprint: W. W. Norton & Company

Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780393358513

On Sale: | Pages: 448

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Set during Mussolini's 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The Shadow King takes us back to the first real conflict of World War II, casting light on the women soldiers who were left out of the historical record. At its heart is orphaned maid Hirut, who finds herself tumbling into a new world of thefts and violations, of betrayals and overwhelming rage. What follows is a heartrending and unputdownable exploration of what it means to be a woman at war.
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