Mandag 30. oktober

Kl. 18:00

The FMV Book Club October Meeting: The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste


Welcome to the eight The Female Minority Voices Book Club meeting of the year! For October, our book pick is The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste.

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Praktisk informasjon

Dato: Sted:
30.10.2023 Kulturhuset i Bergen
Sal: Arrangementstart: Vergeordning:
Loftet 18:00 Ja
  • Dato: 30.10.2023
  • Sal: Kulturhuset i Bergen
  • Scene: Loftet
  • Arrangementstart: 18:00
  • Vergeordning: Ja

Kulturhuset i Bergen, Female Minority Voices presenterer:

The FMV Book Club October Meeting: The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

About the book:
Ethiopia. 1935.
With the threat of Mussolini's army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid. Her new employer, Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie's army, rushes to mobilize his strongest men before the Italians invade.

Hirut and the other women long to do more than care for the wounded and bury the dead. When Emperor Haile Selassie goes into exile and Ethiopia quickly loses hope, it is Hirut who offers a plan to maintain morale. She helps disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor and soon becomes his guard, inspiring other women to take up arms. But how could she have predicted her own personal war, still to come, as a prisoner of one of Italy's most vicious officers?

The Shadow King is a gorgeously crafted and unputdownable exploration of female power, and what it means to be a woman at war.


OFFER: Our team member Rodolfo Baldinotti will be able to order the book for those of you who want to use this offer. He will give a list to the bookstore (Norli Strandgaten) and you will be contacted when the book is ready to be picked up (payment then and there).
Send an email with your full name and contact information to femaleminorityvoices@gmail.com


And as always, if you don't get the chance to read the book, come anyway!
The book functions as a conversation starter, so just read up on the theme/topic of the book, and join us for a good conversation - and bring a friend!
See you there!
Join our book club here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/382802586790525