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“I’m Not Interested in Telling War Just from One Perspective”

The acclaimed author of The Shadow King speaks with TAI about writing historical fiction, the legacy of war in her native Ethiopia, and Western perceptions of African literature.

Published on: March 28, 2020
James Barnett is a journalist covering East Africa and a contributing editor at The American Interest. He will be covering the Ethiopian elections later in 2020. You can follow him on Twitter at @jh_barnett. Maaza Mengiste is an Ethiopian-American writer and author of the novels Beneath the Lion's Gaze (2010) and The Shadow King (2019).
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