Lost and found identities in Dinaw Mengestu’s ‘All Our Names’

Dinaw Mengestu
PBS Newshour- By Victoria Fleischer, May 14, 2014-  Dinaw Mengestu talks about his new novel “All Our Names,” which narrates the story of a young black man who comes of age in post-colonial Africa and the young white woman who meets and falls in love with him in a small Midwest American town. Mengestu spoke to chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown about lost and found identities and...

Ethiopian-Born Author Now Residing in Denver Releases Debut Book ‘You Matter,’ an Inspiring Autobiographical Journey Documenting the Beauty of the Unbreakable Human Spirit

Negou Seid delivers message of hope, optimism and love, and stresses the importance of the worth of every individual with “You Matter: Love, Experience, Struggles, Media, and You” DENVER, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Negou Seid, the young and ambitious author from Denver, Colorado, has touched many hearts with his encouraging words about making...

Dinaw Mengestu on His “Genius” Grant and His New Book, All Our Names

Dinaw Mengestu
By Mark Mathitakis Yesterday the wide world learned that novelist and journalist Dinaw Mengestu was one of this year’s 23 MacArthur Fellows—recipients of so-called “genius grants.” But Mengestu himself has had the better part of two weeks to ponder the prize, and after keeping the news to himself for a while, he’s enjoying being...