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Beneath the Lion's Gaze Kindle Edition
"[Mengiste's] honors do not belie her skill, for this book is stunning."-- "Library Journal"
"An arresting, powerful novel that works on both personal and political levels."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"That the novel subjects the reader to the same feelings of hopelessness and despair that its characters grapple with is a grand testament to Mengiste's talent."-- "Publishers Weekly, starred review"
"What a beautiful book! After a few chapters I felt I was a member of this family, a citizen of Ethiopia. Maaza Mengiste is talented and bold and fresh. Already, I'm looking forward to her next book."-- "Uwe Akpan, author of Say You're One of Them"
With...a compassionate imagination that transforms everything it touches on, Maaza Mengiste delivers an important story.-- "Chris Albani, author of Graceland, a Today Show pick" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
About the Author
Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B00352B478
- Publisher : Vintage Digital (19 January 2010)
- Language : English
- File size : 641 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 321 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #214,425 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from other countries
I knew Haile Selassie was in exile in England and returned to lead his people but was assassinated but didn't know much beyond that.
This book is based on the student uprising to depose Haile Selassie which was then taken over by a military dictatorship backed by Cuba, Russi and other communist countries - known as the Derg.
This was a period of horror with innocent people being held in prison, tortured and thousands slaughtered for no reason at all except they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
This book tells the horrific story and pulls no punches. Description are graphic really made me feel emotionally wrought and so grateful I was not living in Ethiopia at the time.