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    Beneath the Lion’s Gaze By Maaza Mengiste (pictured here) - FUNK GUMBO RADIO: and

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    Go On Girl! Book Club 2011 Author Maaza Mengiste for Beneath the Lion's Gaze. Maaza was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and lived in Nigeria and Kenya before settling in the United States. Her debut novel, the award-winning Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, was selected by The Guardian as one of the 10 best contemporary African books. It has been translated into several languages and appeared on numerous “Best of” lists. (clic pic for more info)

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