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This is how they break you

Elizabeth Lowry: Dinaw Mengestu, 5 June 2014

All Our Names 
by Dinaw Mengestu.
Sceptre, 256 pp., £17.99, June 2014, 978 1 4447 9377 2
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... to live in America when I had never really left Ethiopia?’ the immigrant Sepha Stephanos asks in Dinaw Mengestu’s first novel, Children of the Revolution (2007). Mengestu is himself an Ethiopian-American, having settled in the US with his family at the age of two. His second novel, How to Read the Air ...

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