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Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste is the author of The Shadow King, shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, a LA Times Books Prize finalist, and a Best Book of 2019 by The New York Times, NPR, Time, Elle, and other publications. Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, her debut novel, was selected by The Guardian as one of the ten best contemporary African books. (February 2021)

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