Review of Maaza Mengiste’s The Shadow King, featured in The Times Literary Supplement


We’re very happy to have our review of The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste featured in The Times Literary Supplement April 2020 issue. The Times Literary Supplement is one of the oldest review journals dating back to the early 1900. Its rich history of discussing literature as commentary on society and culture is well documented and respected, so we are honored to be included in this issue.

Also, bravo to Maaza Mengiste for writing a brilliant book–that explores the Italo-Ethiopian War of 1935. The story focuses on Hirut and Aster–two women who belong on opposite ranks within Ethiopian society. The novel follows their harrowing experience at home and on the battlefield as they come together to fight a common enemy. 

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