** WINNER OF THE MARIA THOMAS PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014, from Peace Corps Writers **
Set in Ethiopia, late 19th Century during the reign of Menelik II — the Battle of Adua draws our young heroes Chala and Bedane to fight for the survival of their people and their culture against invading armies from Italy. Join them and the King’s Holy Man as they struggle against all but insurmountable odds. The characters are fictitious but the circumstances in which they find themselves are real!
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