Dinaw Mengestu’s “All Our Names”


Hour 2

Guest: Dinaw Mengestu

[From the Radio Times archive] DINAW MENGESTU’s latest novel All Our Names revolves around a young African man, Isaac, who leaves Africa in the midst of revolution for the Midwest in the early 1970s. Posing as a student, he is introduced to a social worker named Helen, with whom he quickly starts a romance. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll explore the novel’s focus on immigration, identity, and Mengestu’s writing.

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