Dinaw Megestu discusses his new novel with novelist Laila Lalami
All Our Names: Dinaw MegestuLos Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium (630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, United States) Map it Free
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All Our Names
In conversation with novelist Laila Lalami
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.
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