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Beneath the Lion's Gaze - A Novel

Maaza Mengiste

This memorable, heartbreaking story opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1974, on 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. Beneath the Lion's Gaze tells a gripping story of family, of the bonds of love and friendship set in a time and place that has rarely been explored in fiction before. It is a story about the lengths human beings will go in pursuit of freedom and the human price of a national revolution. Emotionally gripping, poetic, and indelibly tragic, Beneath the Lion's Gaze is a transcendent and powerful debut.

This memorable, heartbreaking story opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1974, on 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. Beneath the Lion's Gaze tells a gripping story of family, of the bonds of love and friendship set in a time and place that has rarely been explored in fiction before. It is a story about the lengths human beings will go in pursuit of freedom and the human price of a national revolution. Emotionally gripping, poetic, and indelibly tragic, Beneath the Lion's Gaze is a transcendent and powerful debut.
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This memorable, heartbreaking story opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1974, on 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. Beneath the Lion's Gaze tells a gripping story of family, of the bonds of love and friendship set in a time and place that has rarely been explored in fiction before. It is a story about the lengths human beings will go in pursuit of freedom and the human price of a national revolution. Emotionally gripping, poetic, and indelibly tragic, Beneath the Lion's Gaze is a transcendent and powerful debut.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steven Crossley

Length:

10h 56m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:44


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

09:42


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

10:01


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

17:40


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

12:17


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

12:02


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

07:50


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

05:39


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

13:28


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

06:46


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

13:48


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

07:22


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

06:14


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

11:06


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

08:09


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

15:23


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

03:58


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

06:07


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

08:01


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

11:29


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

08:36


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

06:04


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

12:18


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

12:48


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

08:22


Part 1, Chapter 25
Part 1, Chapter 25

09:06


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

20:42


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

11:17


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

11:41


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

10:43


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

14:02


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

16:07


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

10:50


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

01:04


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

06:55


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

09:27


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

07:51


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

15:50


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

09:14


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

07:53


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

02:07


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

14:26


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

08:52


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

14:05


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

11:29


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

14:51


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

12:31


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

14:20


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

04:17


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

13:25


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

13:33


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

16:01


Part 3, Chapter 52
Part 3, Chapter 52

06:14


Part 3, Chapter 53
Part 3, Chapter 53

12:00


Part 3, Chapter 54
Part 3, Chapter 54

04:37


Part 3, Chapter 55
Part 3, Chapter 55

01:05


Part 4, Chapter 56
Part 4, Chapter 56

09:08


Part 4, Chapter 57
Part 4, Chapter 57

15:19


Part 4, Chapter 58
Part 4, Chapter 58

11:04


Part 4, Chapter 59
Part 4, Chapter 59

01:03


Part 4, Chapter 60
Part 4, Chapter 60

06:30


Part 4, Chapter 61
Part 4, Chapter 61

07:39


Part 4, Chapter 62
Part 4, Chapter 62

10:54


Part 4, Chapter 63
Part 4, Chapter 63

08:10


Part 4, Chapter 64
Part 4, Chapter 64

03:08


Part 4, Chapter 65
Part 4, Chapter 65

07:51


Part 4, Chapter 66
Part 4, Chapter 66

13:12


Part 4, Chapter 67
Part 4, Chapter 67

00:27