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Maaza Mengiste in conversation with Arsen Kashkashian.

The Shadow King is a gripping novel set during Mussolini’s 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, which 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.

What follows is a gorgeously crafted and unputdownable exploration of female power, with Hirut as the fierce, original, and brilliant voice at its heart. In incandescent, lyrical prose, Maaza Mengiste breathes life into complicated characters on both sides of the battle line, shaping a heartrending, indelible exploration of what it means to be a woman at war. Mengiste discusses her brilliant novel with Arsen Arsen Kashkashian.

Saturday, Sep 21 2019
11:30am - 12:30pm
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