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Mengestu, Dinaw 1978-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 187 publications in 11 languages and 6,930 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Biography  Podcasts 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3613.E487, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dinaw Mengestu
How to read the air by Dinaw Mengestu( Book )

42 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving behind his marriage and job in New York, Jonas, the son of Ethiopian immigrants, sets out to retrace his mother and father's trip and weave together a family history that will take him from the war-torn Ethiopia of his parents' youth to his life in the America of today
All our names by Dinaw Mengestu( Book )

51 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unforgettable love story about a searing affair between an American woman and an African man in 1970s America and an unflinching novel about the fragmentation of lives that straddle countries and histories. All Our Names is the story of two young men who come of age during an African revolution, drawn from the safe confines of the university campus into the intensifying clamor of the streets outside. But as the line between idealism and violence becomes increasingly blurred, the friends are driven apart--one into the deepest peril, as the movement gathers inexorable force, and the other into the safety of exile in the American Midwest. There, pretending to be an exchange student, he falls in love with a social worker and settles into small-town life. Yet this idyll is inescapably darkened by the secrets of his past: the acts he committed and the work he left unfinished. Most of all, he is haunted by the beloved friend he left behind, the charismatic leader who first guided him to revolution and then sacrificed everything to ensure his freedom. Elegiac, blazing with insights about the physical and emotional geographies that circumscribe our lives, All Our Names is a marvel of vision and tonal command. Writing within the grand tradition of Naipul, Greene, and Achebe, Mengestu gives us a political novel that is also a transfixing portrait of love and grace, of self-determination and the names we are given and the names we earn.--Publisher's description
The beautiful things that heaven bears by Dinaw Mengestu( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the '70s, and one impoverished, African-American Washington, D.C. neighborhood is undergoing big changes. In the mix is Ethiopian grocery owner Sepha Stephanos--a man with a complex past who fled his homeland after seeing his father brutalized and beaten to death in the Ethiopian Revolution, 17 years earlier. Eventually, he begins to assemble a group of people who resemble a community, but once again his "family" is threatened, this time by a series of racially charged incidents
The beautiful things that heaven bears by Dinaw Mengestu( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the '70s, and one D.C. neighborhood is undergoing big changes. In the mix is Ethiopian grocery owner Sepha Stephanos--a man with a complex past who fled his homeland after seeing his father brutalized
Children of the revolution by Dinaw Mengestu( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this deeply affecting and unforgettable novel, Dinaw Mengestu explores what it means to lose a family and a country - and what it takes to create a new home. Sepha is an Ethiopian refugee living in Washington D.C
How to read the air by Dinaw Mengestu( Recording )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his estranged Ethiopian immigrant father dies, Jonas hopes to answer questions about his heritage and culture. So he leaves his wife and home in New York and sets out across the trail his own parents took when they first arrived in America
All our names : a novel by Dinaw Mengestu( Recording )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming of age during an African revolution, a brilliant university student-turned-fighter eventually flees the escalating violence of his country to resettle in the United States, where he is haunted by his past
Chicago( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettre à ma fille by Maya Angelou( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya Angelou, après une jeunesse marquée par la violence, trouvera son salut dans la littérature et sera la première fille noire scolarisée dans une école privée. Elle fréquentera ensuite les milieux intellectuels noirs-américains et deviendra féministe avant l'heure. Dans cette série de courts textes, l'auteur fait partager son expérience, ses combats, à la petite fille qu'elle n'a jamais eue. (www.payot.ch)
Les belles choses que porte le ciel [roman] by Dinaw Mengestu( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jak czytać znaki by Dinaw Mengestu( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Els Nens de la revolució by Dinaw Mengestu( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Catalan and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hvordan tolke luften by Dinaw Mengestu( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Norwegian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Det unge etiopiske paret Yosef og Mariam har vært gift i fire år, men har bodd i hvert sitt land. Nå forsøker de å finne seg til rette i Amerika. Noen få måneder senere blir sønnen deres, Jonas, født. Tretti år senere er Yosef død, og Jonas forsøker å forstå hvorfor han ikke finner et balansepunkt i sitt eget liv. Hva er det med morens og farens forhistorie som har gjort ham slik han er? Han bestemmer seg for å kjøre i foreldrenes 30 år gamle bilspor, og forlater jobben og kona i New York. Underveis prøver han å sette sammen delene. Hvorfor taklet foreldrene alt så forskjellig og med så forskjellig resultat? Og hvem er den lille, sårbare gutten midt mellom dem? Jonas dikter opp det han ikke vet, og for ham blir diktingen en mulighet for forsoning
All our names : Dinaw Mengestu [electronic resource] by Dinaw Mengestu( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the MacArthur Award-winning writer, comes a subtle and quietly devastating new novel about love, exile and the fragmentation of lives that straddle countries and histories. All Our Names is a tale of friendship between two young men who come of age during an African revolution and the emotional and physical boundaries that tear them apart--one drawn into peril, the other into the safety of the American Midwest. In this political novel, Mengestu presents a portrait of love and grace, of self-determination, of the names we are given and the names we earn
Papierowa rewolucja by Dinaw Mengestu( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Att tyda luften roman by Dinaw Mengestu( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Teju Cole: Every day is for the thief ; Dinaw Mengestu: All our names by Teju Cole( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Teju Cole received the 2012 PEN/Hemingway Award for his "prismatic debut" (The New Yorker) Open City, "a quiet novel that somehow manages to scream" (Boston Globe). The book, named a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, is set in post-September 11th New York, and the narrative unfolds in deliberate measure, revealing the bias of memory, the discriminating nature of commemoration, and the ways secrets are repressed. A writer, art historian, and street photographer, Cole was raised in Nigeria. For his innovative "small fates" project on Twitter, Cole crafts compact stories about daily life in Lagos. In Every Day is for the Thief, Cole's narrator visits Lagos after many years away, and rediscovers the chaos and kinship of his hometown as both an outsider and a local
The beautiful things that heaven bears by Dinaw Mengestu( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the '70s, and one D.C. neighborhood is undergoing big changes. In the mix is Ethiopian grocery owner Sepha Stephanos--a man with a complex past who fled his homeland after seeing his father brutalized
 
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Dinaw Mengestu American writer

Dinaw Mengestu Amerikaans romanschrijver

Dinaw Mengestu äthiopisch-US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Dinaw Mengestu écrivain américain

Dinaw Mengestu escritor estadounidense

Менгесту, Динау

דינאו מנגסטו סופר אמריקאי

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