Beneath the Lion’s Gaze


‘Beneath the Lion’s Gaze’ is an epic tale of a father and two sons, of betrayals and loyalties, of a family unravelling in the wake of Ethiopia’s revolution.

ISBN: 9780099539926 Author: Mengiste, Maaza Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 3rd March 2011 Imprint: Vintage Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.6 (edition:22) Pages: 320 . Language: English Edition: 1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

The powerful debut from 2020 Booker Prize shortlisted author of The Shadow King

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1974 – 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 and 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 more upheaval and bloodshed across a ravaged Ethiopia.

Emotionally gripping, poetic and indelibly tragic, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze is a transcendent story that tells a gripping story of family and of the bonds of love and friendship. It is a story about the lengths to which human beings will go in pursuit of freedom and the human price of a national revolution.