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Beneath the Lion's Gaze

by Maaza Mengiste
£8.99   paperback  Vintage (2011)

Beneath the Lion An epic tale of a father and two sons, of betrayals and loyalties, of a family unraveling in the wake of Ethiopiaís revolution.
 
Beneath the Lionís Gaze opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1974, on the eve of a revolution. Yonas kneels in his motherís 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, Hailuís youngest son, has joined an underground resistance movement ó a choice that will lead to more upheaval and bloodshed across a ravaged Ethiopia.
 
Maaza Mengiesteís powerful debut tells a gripping story of family and 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 to which human beings will go in pursuit of freedom and the human price of a national revolution. Emotionally gripping, poetic and indelibly tragic, Beneath the Lionís Gaze is a transcendent story that introduces a powerful new voice.

ISBN 13: 9780099539926 | ISBN 10: 0099539926

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