Book review: Lyrical, fractured history of the women soldiers of Ethiopia

The Shadow King follows five main characters who are caught up in Ethiopia's protracted conflicts, from 1935 to 1975.
The Shadow King follows five main characters who are caught up in Ethiopia's protracted conflicts, from 1935 to 1975.PHOTO: W. W. NORTON & CO

THE SHADOW KING

By Maaza Mengiste

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