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Most Diverse Booker Prize Finalists List Ever

Four debut novelists – Diane Cook, Avni Doshi, Douglas Stuart and Brandon Taylor – are up against the acclaimed Zimbabwean Tsitsi Dangarembga, and the Ethiopian-American Maaza Mengiste for the £50,000 award. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Words, Brandon Taylor, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Maaza Mengiste, Diane Cook Avni Doshi Douglas Stuart


Writing About War, But, You Know, With Women

You’ve probably heard of the French Resistance, but do you know about the great-grandmothers of Ethiopia in 1935? Ethiopian novelist Maaza Mengiste’s second novel (partly) concerns the women who fought back against Italy in its invasion of Ethiopia – and she went to Italy to learn more At a reading, she met a man who said, “‘My father dropped poison on your people. How do I ask for your forgiveness?’ And he started crying. It was at that moment that I said to myself: ‘My God, this history is n...
Tags: Art, Italy, Ethiopia, Words, 01.18.20, Maaza Mengiste



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