This Is Our Descent | Dinaw Mengestu | Granta Magazine

This Is Our Descent

Dinaw Mengestu

‘When it came to our son, her defensive instincts were well-developed and all the more necessary because it was hard from the outside to see why we were so protective.’

Dinaw Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu is the author of  was born in Ethiopia and raised in Chicago. He is the author of The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears (Riverhead), published in the UK as Children of the Revolution (Jonathan Cape) and How to Read the Air. He is the recipient of the Guardian First Book Award, and one of the New Yorker’s ‘20 under 40’ writers to watch.

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