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Beneath the Lion's Gaze [Kindle Edition]

Maaza Mengiste
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"Ethiopia's 1974 revolution tears a family in half in this striking debut. Mengiste is as adept at crafting emotionally delicate moments as she is deft at portraying the tense and grim historical material, while her judicious sprinkling of lyricism imbues this novel with a vivid atmosphere.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." (Publisher's Weekly)

"An arresting, powerful novel that works on both personal and political levels." (Kirkus)

"Lucid and compelling... Beneath the Lion's Gaze is an extraordinary novel, which assembles a dauntingly broad cast of characters and, through them, tells stories that nobody can want to hear, in such a way that we cannot stop listening. Although set more than thirty years ago, Mengiste's novel is timely and vital. Its illumination of a world unfamiliar to most shows us how individuals will fight to retain their humanity in the face of atrocity." (Claire Messud Bookforum)

"Beneath the Lion's Gaze is an important novel, rich in compassion for its anguished characters" (Lorraine Adams New York Times Book Review)

"Both brilliant and overwhelmingly powerful" (Belinda Otas New African Woman)

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An epic tale of a father and two sons, of betrayals and loyalties, of a family unraveling in the wake of Ethiopia's revolution.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 536 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (4 Mar 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00352B478
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,604 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read 22 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this after reading some reviews. It's well written and the characterisation is good. I don't know much about Ethiopia or its history, so I found it gripping on a number of levels. I'd recommend this to anyone who is interested in the fiction that is emerging from the developing world.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beneath the Lion's Gaze 28 Jan 2013
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Packs a considerable punch in describing the cruelties and horrors inflicted on the people by the Ethiopian Revolution of 1974
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