24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

The Shadow King

1935: Ethiopia is about to be invaded by Italy. Orphaned Hirut works as a maid for an officer in Haile Selassie’s army. When the emperor goes into exile, Hirut hatches a plan: With the help of a peasant disguised as the emperor, she plans to boost morale ― but then she herself falls into captivity with one of Italy’s most vicious officers. »The Shadow King« was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize.

Event language: English

The event will be streamed live.


Monday, 2021-09-13