The writer Maaza Mengiste was born in Ethiopia and moved at a young age to the United States of America with her family. She has not forgotten her roots and her history and the people she belongs to. Ethiopia is part and parcel of her life.
In her latest book The Shadow King she takes us back to the days of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his attempts to invade Ethiopia in 1935. Maaza has done her research, learned Italian, travelled and investigated. In this interview she talks about it.