Beneath the Lion's Gaze
By Maaza Mengiste
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393071764, 308pp.)
Publication Date: January 2010
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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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- What role do the lions of the title play in the book? What do they represent?