All Our Names (Paperback)

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Named a best book of the year by "The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, " and "The Daily Beast"
A sweeping, continent-spanning story about the love between men and women, between friends, and between citizens and their countries, "All Our Names" is a transfixing exploration of the relationships that define us. Fleeing war-torn Uganda for the American Midwest, Isaac begins a passionate affair with the social worker assigned to him. But the couple's bond is inescapably darkened by the secrets of Isaac's past: the country and the conflict he left behind and the beloved friend who changed the course of his life--and sacrificed everything to ensure his freedom. From acclaimed author Dinaw Mengestu, here is a love story for our time.

About the Author


Ne a Addis Abeba, Ethiopie en 1978. A deux ans, Dinaw Mengestu fuit son pays natal avec sa mere et sa grande soeur pour rejoindre son pere, lui-meme parti peu avant sa naissance pour echapper a la Terreur Rouge, la revolution communiste. La famille s'installe a Peoria dans l'Illinois, puis a Georgetown, Washington D.C. A l'adolescence, Dinaw Mengestu se passionne pour l'Ethiopie; il interroge et enregistre les recits de la famille, qui lui inspire son premier roman, roman, 'Les Belles Choses que porte le ciel'. En tant que journaliste free-lance, Dinaw Mengestu collabore aux magazines Harper's, Jane et Rolling Stone, pour lequel il a redige un article sur le Darfour. Dinaw Mengestu enseigne egalement l'ecriture et la litterature a l'universite de Georgetown.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780345805669
ISBN-10: 0345805666
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: January 6th, 2015
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Vintage