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Dinaw Mengestu

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Dinaw Mengestu appears in the following:

Ethiopia Through the Eyes of Author Dinaw Mengestu

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.

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All Our Names, a Novel by Dinaw Mengestu

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.

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For Children of Immigrants, 'Home' is a Complex Concept

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.

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Guest Picks: Dinaw Mengestu

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Find out some of Dinaw Mengestu's favorite picks!

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Dinaw Mengestu on his novel How to Read the Air

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dinaw Mengestu, who has been compared to Bellow, Fitzgerald, and Naipaul, discusses his novel, How to Read the Air. It tells the story of Ethiopian immigrants in search of a new identity as an American couple, and their son’s challenges with generational and cultural differences.

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