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All Our Names free pdf From acclaimed author Dinaw Mengestu, a recipient of the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 award, "The""New Yorker"'s 20 Under 40 award, and a 2012 MacArthur Foundation genius grant, comes 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.

About Dinaw Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu is the award-winning author of two novels, "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" (2007) and "How to Read the Air" (2010). He is a graduate of Georgetown University and of Columbia University s M.F.A. program in fiction and the recipient of a 5 Under 35 award from the National Book Foundation and a 20 Under 40 award from "The New Yorker." His journalism and fiction have appeared in such publications as "Harper s Magazine, Granta, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, " and "The" "Wall Street Journal." He is a recipient of a 2012 MacArthur Foundation genius grant and currently lives in New York City.."

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Author : Dinaw Mengestu
Publisher : Knopf Publishing Group
Data Published : 04 March 2014
ISBN : 038534998X
EAN : 9780385349987
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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