Beneath the Lion’s Gaze

Maaza Mengiste

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

Published: 03-03-2011

£9.99

Beneath the Lion’s Gaze opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1974, on the eve of a revolution. Yonas kneels in his mother’s prayer room, pleading to his god for an end to the violence that has wracked his family and country.

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The powerful debut from 2020 Booker Prize shortlisted author of The Shadow King’This is a book anchored to the body, vivid with smells and fears and violations’ GuardianAddis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1974 – the eve of a revolution. Yonas kneels in his mother’s prayer room, pleading to his god for an end to the violence that has wracked his family and country. His father, Hailu, a prominent doctor, has been ordered to report to jail after helping a victim of state-sanctioned torture to die. And Dawit, Hailu’s youngest son, has joined an underground resistance movement-a choice that will lead to more upheaval and bloodshed across a ravaged Ethiopia.Emotionally gripping, poetic and indelibly tragic, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze is a transcendent story that tells a gripping story of family and of the bonds of love and friendship. It is a story about the lengths to which human beings will go in pursuit of freedom and the human price of a national revolution.

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Weight 0.224 kg
Dimensions 20 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 320