Monday, November 03, 2014

[Library Events and Programs] Dinaw Mengestu in Memphis tomorrow, November 4th, 2014

"Toward the end of Dinaw Mengestu's first novel, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, the book's narrator, an Ethiopian immigrant who has been living in the United States for nearly 20 years, encapsulates the bleak, unmoored nature of his life in the U.S. with an aphorism: ''A man stuck between two worlds lives and dies alone.'"  

Read the full Dinaw Mengestu interview, Stuck Between Two Worlds: A Writers' Fest Preview, from The Tyee.

Intrigued by that powerful aphorism? You can see Dinaw Mengestu in person tomorrow at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library and at Christian Brothers University Theater. 

A reminder of tomorrow's MEMPHIS READS events:

5:30 pm - Author Dinaw Mengestu's reading at Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Meeting Rooms A-C

6:30 pm - Memphis Immigrants' Panel Discussion at Central Library with Della Adams, Dr. Clark Blatteis, and Morris Gbee.

8:00  pm - Author Dinaw Mengestu's Talk and Book Signing at Christian Brothers University, CBU University Theatre, 650 East Parkway South

All ages are welcome to this free event.

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