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Beneath the Lion's Gaze by [Maaza Mengiste]

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"[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

Maaza Mengiste was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and graduated with an M.F.A. in creative writing from New York University. A recent Pushcart Prize nominee, she was named New Literary Idol by New York Magazine. Her work has appeared in the Baltimore Review, Ninth Letter, and 42opus; has been translated and published into German and Romanian for Lettre International; and can be found in the anthology Homelands: Women's Journeys Across Race, Place and Time. A recipient of fellowships from the Prague Summer Program, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Yaddo, she currently lives in New York.

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.

Product details

  • 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
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190 ratings

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4.0 out of 5 stars A very emotional modern historic read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 February 2020
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Michael Gibbons
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing writing.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 November 2019
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Ethiopian Revolution
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 August 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 September 2019
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 March 2018
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