Author: Maaza Mengiste"A brilliant novel, lyrically lifting history towards myth. It's also compulsively readable. I devoured it in two days." -- Salman Rushdie The Shadow King is a gorgeously crafted and unputdownable exploration of female power, and what it means to be a woman at war. A gripping novel 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.
- Published on 2019
- 448 pages