Ethiopia 1935: The real history behind The Shadow King

Maaza Mengiste discusses her Booker prize-nominated historical novel The Shadow King

Maaza Mengiste on the HistoryExtra podcast. (Image by Getty Images)

Author Maaza Mengiste discusses her Booker prize-nominated historical novel The Shadow King, set during the Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1935. She talks about the research involved, her own family connections to the story and how she uncovered the hidden history of Ethiopia’s female fighters.

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