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Women At War Form The Heart Of ‘The Shadow King’

Text by Vivek Tejuja. Photographed by Joshua Navalkar

Ethiopian-American author Maaza Mengiste’s Booker-shortlisted second novel is a tale about the forgotten female soldiers on the frontline of the Second Italo-Ethiopian War and their overpowering inner battles
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