Nega Mezlekia is a new and exciting talent who has already been compared to Soyinka and Marquez. This first novel is both magical and lyrical; set in a timeless vision of Africa, it is steeped in folklore and mythology. The ethnic, religious and class struggles of pre-colonial Africa form a vivid backdrop to a story of forbidden love between a slave and his mistress.
'One part romance, one part foray into feudal society and one part search for spiritual redemption, THE GOD WHO BEGAT A JACKAL is a unique historical novel. The backdrop for this story, which is set in medieval Ethiopia, is both distinctive and refreshing...This is a great diversion into a truly enchantingworld. Complete with great battles and characters with fantastic powers, it is a legend that will restore one's love for the whimsical.'Kate Perry, Times
About Nega Mezlekia
Nega Mezlekia was born in Ethopia in 1958 and fled to the Netherlands in the early 1980s. He now lives in Canada.
The God Who Begat a Jackal by Nega Mezlekia
Used - Very Good
Orion Publishing Co
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