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
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