Maaza Mengiste The Shadow King USA Book Tour

Posted: Aug, 24th 2019 Contributor: Bilen Shifferaw,

The much anticipated new book by Maaza Mengiste is set in 1935 and tells the story of Hirut an orphaned servant's 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.

The Shadow King is released on September 24th 2019. Pre Order from Amazon, Apple Books or other outlets.

22 September 2019 at 6:46pm - 19 November 2019 at 10:00pm
various venues USA
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