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The Shadow King (eBook) von Mengiste, Maaza

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020
Fr. 16.10
Hersteller: Canongate Books
ISBN: 978-1-83885-118-7
Herstellernummer: 32475473
Verfügbarkeit: Abhol-/Versandbereit in 24 Stunden
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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.


Autor Mengiste, Maaza
Verlag Canongate Books
Einband Adobe Digital Editions
Erscheinungsjahr 2019
Seitenangabe 448 S.
Meldetext Abhol-/Versandbereit in 24 Stunden
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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.


Über den Autor Mengiste, Maaza

Maaza Mengiste flüchtete im Alter von vier Jahren mit ihren Eltern vor der Äthiopischen Revolution. Den Rest ihrer Kindheit verbrachte sie in Nigeria, Kenia und den USA. Sie lebt in New York. 2020 war sie Writer-in-residence am Literaturhaus Zürich.

Brigitte Jakobeit lebt in Hamburg. Sie übersetzt u.a. William Trevor und Celeste Ng und wurde mit dem Heinrich Maria Ledig-Rowohlt-Preis ausgezeichnet.

Patricia Klobusiczky übersetzt u.a. William Boyd und Petina Gappah. Sie lebt in Berlin.

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