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  • Hardcover
  • 308
  • Beneath the Lion's Gaze
  • Maaza Mengiste
  • English
  • 17 February 2017
  • 9780393071764

10 thoughts on “Beneath the Lion's Gaze

  1. says:

    This novel is set in Ethiopia’s capital city Addis Ababa in the late 1970’s It’s the last days of Christian Emperor Haile Selassie who successfully led the fight against Mussolini’s soldiers spears vs tanks Ethiopia today is still two thirds Christian Coptic and one third Moslem But now a military take

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    Let’s be real here – a lot of what we Westerners know of Ethiopia is based on those late night aid commercials soliciting support for starving children with distended bellies and flies swarming their faces This is incredibly problematic Maaza Mengiste’s “Beneath The Lion’s Gaze” flies in the face of that monolithic stock image of the country and gives a richly drawn description of Ethiopian life before the 1974 revo

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    Ethiopia 1974 The country is on the cusp of a revolution that will overthrow the monarchy and see the Derg take power a communist military group The successive years saw hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians killed under th

  4. says:

    This book has a tone and the best word I have for it is sombre I felt Mengiste's Ethiopia to be grand dignified ancient steeped in its rich mythopoesis The graceful prose seems to move glacially from idea to idea image to image never becoming fevered or fragmenting as its subjects do The segments from the viewpoint of Haile Selassie seem e

  5. says:

    I had this book for a really long time but never got round to reading it Now that I'm done I'm kinda wondering why it took me so lon

  6. says:

    Ethiopian Emperor Selassie's rule with all its flaws injustices and decadence was smashed into pieces by a fanatical new regime in the 1970s providing the setting for Maaza Mengiste's debut At the center of the s

  7. says:

    I loved the characters and the setting was highly compelling But I needed plot I really really needed of a plot You've got to have something happen and that has to be shown as it's happening Too many time whenever there was movement in the plot it was shown as FLASHBACK 8 | No

  8. says:

    First the cover is not doing this book any favors I assumed it was a memoir probably of a child soldier or somethingEven once I realized this was a novel I didn’t have high expectations for it I was expecting another earnest but poorly written book published on the strength of covering awful events in a time and place most Americans know little about As it turns out I did like the book than expectedBeneath the Lion’s

  9. says:

    Beneath the Lion's Gaze begins in 1974 during the last days of Emperor Haile Selassie's despotic rule of Ethiopia

  10. says:

    Beneath the Lion's Gaze threw me right into a country and an historic era I knew little or almost nothing about

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Beneath the Lion's Gaze

Of family of the bonds of love and friendship set in a time and place that has rarely been explored in fiction It is a story about the lengths human beings will go in pursuit of freedom and the human price of a national revolution Emotionally gripping poetic and indelibly tragic Beneath The Lion’s Gaze is a transcendent and powerful debut. I loved the characters and the setting was highly compelling But I needed plot I really really needed of a pl

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Nd country His father Hailu a prominent doctor has been ordered to report to jail after helping a victim of state sanctioned torture to die And Dawit Hailu’s youngest son has joined an underground resistance movement a choice that will lead to upheaval and bloodshed across a ravaged Ethiopia Beneath the Lion’s Gaze tells a gripping story. I had this book for a really long time but never got round to reading it Now that I m done I m kinda wondering

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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 This memorable heartbreaking story opens in Addis Ababa Ethiopia 1974 on the eve of a revolution Yonas kneels in his mother’s prayer room pleading to his god for an end to the violence that has wracked his family a. Ethiopia 1974 The country is on the cusp of a revolution that will overthrow the monarchy and see the Derg take


About the Author: Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste is a novelist and essayist Her debut novel Beneath the Lion’s Gaze was selected by the Guardian as one of the 10 best contemporary African books and named one of the best books of 2010 by Christian Science Monitor Boston Globe and other publications Her fiction and nonfiction can be found in The New Yorker Granta the Guardian the New York Times BBC Radioand Lettre Internat