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The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

Presented by University of Utah and Utah Humanities at Online/Virtual Space, Online/Virtual UT

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Oct 02 2020
The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

The U of U Black Cultural Center is excited to host Maaza Mengiste, author of the Shadow King.

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.

With the threat of Mussolini’s army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid in Kidane and his wife Aster’s household. Kidane, an officer in

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