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.

Advertisements
Tagged , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: