Children of the Revolution by Dinaw Mengestu
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Children of the Revolution
By Dinaw Mengestu

Children of the Revolution

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Children of the Revolution by Dinaw Mengestu

Book Awards

  • Winner of Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2007.

Book Description

Seventeen years after fleeing the revolutionary Ethiopia that claimed his father's life, Stepha Stephanos is a man still caught between two existences: the one he left behind, aged nineteen, and the new life he has forged in Washington D.C. Sepha spends his days in a sort of limbo: quietly running his grocery store into the ground, revisiting the Russian classics, and toasting the old days with his friends Kenneth and Joseph, themselves emigrants from Africa. But when a white woman named Judith moves next door with her only daughter, Naomi, Sepha's life seems on the verge of change...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099502739
ISBN-10: 0099502739
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 22-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu How to Read the Air, Paperback (January 2012)

One early September afternoon, Yosef and Mariam, young Ethiopians set off on a road trip in search of an identity as an American couple. Thirty years later, Yosef has died, and the couple's son, Jonas, is desperate to make sense of the volatile generational and cultural ties that have forged him.

Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, Paperback (January 2008)

Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American neighborhood, longing for his home continent. When a series of racial incidents disturbs the community, Sepha may lose everything all over again.

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Author Biography - Dinaw Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu was born in Ethiopia in 1978 and is a graduate of Georgetown and Columbia universities. His 2007 debut novel, Children of the Revolution, won the Guardian First Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In 2010, he was included in the New Yorker's '20 Under 40' list of writers to watch. He is also the author of How To Read The Air.

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