Northshire Live: Yaddo Presents Maaza Mengiste

Join us from home for literary conversation!
Event date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Live on Zoom - link available upon Eventbrite registration



Yaddo and Northshire Bookstore are proud to host Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King, longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, named a best book of the year by the New York Times, and a Northshire staff favorite, in conversation with the award-winning author Aminatta Forna.

Set during Mussolini’s 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The Shadow King takes us back to the first real conflict of World War II, casting light on the women soldiers who were left out of the historical record. At its heart is orphaned maid Hirut, who finds herself tumbling into a new world of thefts and violations, of betrayals and overwhelming rage. What follows is a heartrending and unputdownable exploration of what it means to be a woman at war.

Northshire Live virtual events feature weekly author guests via Zoom, as well as a chance to connect with other readers and book lovers. To support Northshire Bookstore's event program, Northshire Live events are ticketed on a pay-what-you-can basis. Free for those who purchase an event book from Northshire or for those with financial hardship, tickets and registration are only available via Eventbrite.

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The Shadow King: A Novel By Maaza Mengiste Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393358513
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 2020

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Happiness By Aminatta Forna Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802129185
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Published: Grove Press - January 22nd, 2019

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