Currently reading: All our names by Dinaw Mengestu



all our names


I read “The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears” by Dinaw Mengestu a couple of years ago, and loved it. The novel narrated the American lives of two Ethiopian immigrants, and their struggle with integration in Washington DC.

All Our Names came out 6 years later. The novel intertwines two stories: one set up in the mist of political repression in Uganda in the 70’s, the other one set in post-segregation in America. Touches on the issues of racism, identity, and integration.

I highly recommend it.

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