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By Dinaw Mengestu

From acclaimed writer Dinaw Mengestu, a recipient of the nationwide ebook Foundation's five lower than 35 award, the recent Yorker's 20 less than forty award, and a 2012 MacArthur starting place genius furnish, comes an unforgettable love tale a couple of searing affair among an American girl and an African guy in Nineteen Seventies the United States and an unflinching novel concerning the fragmentation of lives that straddle international locations and histories.

All Our Names is the tale of 2 younger males who come of age in the course of an African revolution, drawn from the secure confines of the collage campus into the intensifying clamor of the streets outdoor. yet because the line among idealism and violence turns into more and more blurred, the buddies are pushed apart--one into the inner most peril, because the circulation gathers inexorable strength, and the opposite into the protection of exile within the American Midwest. There, pretending to be an trade pupil, he falls in love with a social employee and settles into small-town lifestyles. but this idyll is inescapably darkened through the secrets and techniques of his previous: the acts he devoted and the paintings he left unfinished. so much of all, he's haunted via the loved buddy he left in the back of, the charismatic chief who first guided him to revolution after which sacrificed every little thing to make sure his freedom.

Elegiac, blazing with insights concerning the actual and emotional geographies that circumscribe our lives, All Our Names is a wonder of imaginative and prescient and tonal command. Writing in the grand culture of Naipul, Greene, and Achebe, Mengestu offers us a political novel that also is a transfixing portrait of affection and beauty, of self-determination and the names we're given and the names we earn.

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