Dinaw Mengestu | Writer

From Emergent Africa Mon Dec 24 2012, 06:00:00

A Vilcek prize winner profile:

"Literature," says Dinaw Mengestu, "has always provided me with a space to feel both intellectually and emotionally alive." In his own fiction, he extends an invitation to his readers to do the same, "to enter personal and physical landscapes that while perhaps wholly imagined, nonetheless have a vitality and truth to them." He raises questions of identity, and in answering them, sets his characters on personal journeys through memory and of discovery.

Ed Ou/The New York Times

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