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Children of the Revolution

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Children of the Revolution by Dinaw Mengestu
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Sepha Stephanos owns a newsagent and general store in a rundown Washington, D.C. neighbourhood that is on the verge of gentrification. Seventeen years ago he fled the Ethiopian revolution after his father was killed. His life now is quiet, he spends his days reading Russian classics, serving the few customers he has and every Thursday evening he meets with his two friends, Joseph and Kenneth, drinking whisky and making jokes about Africa's long line of dictators and revolutions. When a white woman named Judith moves next door with her mixed-race daughter Naomi, Sepha's life seems on the verge of change. His fragile relationship with them gives him a painful glimpse into the life he could have lived and for which he still holds out hope. In an astonishingly assured debut, Dinaw Mengestu writes with powerful understatement of one man's longing for the American dream, and of the tenacious grip of the past across continents and time.

Author Biography

Dinaw Mengestu was born in Ethiopia in 1978 and is a graduate of Georgetown and Columbia universities. He works as a journalist and reviewer and is researching a book tracing his extended family's exile from Ethiopia following the 1974 revolution. Children of the Revolution is his first book.
Release date NZ
May 15th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Jonathan Cape Ltd
Pages
240
Dimensions
133x213x18
ISBN-13
9780224079310
Product ID
1660910

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