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The Resource The Shadow King

The Shadow King

Label
The Shadow King
Title
The Shadow King
Statement of responsibility
Maaza Mengiste
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
‘DEVASTATING’ Marlon James, ‘A MODERN CLASSIC’ Andrew Sean Greer, ‘INCREDIBLE’ Lemn Sissay, ‘BRILLIANT’ Salman Rushdie, ‘MAGNIFICIENT’ Aminatta Forna, ‘EPIC’ Mary Morris, ‘WONDERFUL’ Laila Lalami, ‘POWERFUL’ Cosmopolitan, ‘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
Summary
Tending the wounded when her nation is invaded by Mussolini, an orphaned servant in 1935 Ethiopia helps disguise a gentle peasant as their exiled emperor to rally her fellow women in the fight against fascism
Theme
Storyline
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2019
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10804748
Cataloging source
DLC
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Maaza Mengiste
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction / General
Target audience
adult
Label
The Shadow King
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010139
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781838851187
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Shadow King
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010139
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781838851187
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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