Dinaw Mengestu appears in the following:
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Dinaw Mengestu has spent most of his life in America, straddling between Ethiopian and American identities. It's this personal journey between Addis Ababa and Peoria, Illinois that gives him a unique perspective on the cultural, economic and political relationships forged in D.C. this past week at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Dinaw Mengestu talks about his latest novel, All Our Names. It’s the story of two young men who come of age during an African revolution, drawn from the safe confines of the university into the clamor of the streets. But as the line between idealism and violence becomes increasingly blurred, the friends are driven apart—one into danger, the other into the safety of exile in America, where he is haunted by the friend he left behind.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
As part of our week-long series, we speak with two immigrant writers whose parents were forced to flee their homelands because of political unrest, and came to rest in America. Both live outside the U.S. now, and both say their notion of "home" has become ... portable.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
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