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Beneath the Lion's Gaze

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Beneath the Lion's Gaze

By Maaza Mengiste

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393071764, 308pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2010

Description
Beneath the Lion's Gaze tells a gripping story of family, of the bonds of love and friendship set in a time and place that has rarely been explored in fiction. It is a story about the lengths human beings will go in pursuit of freedom and the human price of a national revolution. Emotionally gripping, poetic, and indelibly tragic, Beneath The Lion's Gaze is a transcendent and powerful debut.


NPR
Sunday, Feb 14, 2010

In Maaza Mengiste's first novel, Beneath The Lion's Gaze, she tells the story of a nation at war with itself. Mengiste was born in Ethiopia during the early days of the revolution, which, in 1974, brought down the country's 3,000-year-old monarchy. More at NPR.org

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