by Maaza Mengiste
Beneath The Lion's Gaze is Maaza Mengiste's first novel. She was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and now lives in New York.
February 13, 2010 In Maaza Mengiste's first novel, Beneath The Lion's Gaze, she tells the story of a nation at war with itself. Mengiste was born in Ethiopia during the early days of the revolution, which, in 1974, brought down the country's 3,000-year-old monarchy.
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