Thursday, February 11, 2010

Important Stories

Mshale, the Minneapolis-based "newspaper for African immigrants in the Americas," recently ran an article about a recent appearance at M&Q by Maaza Mengiste. She visited in January to read from her first novel, Beneath the Lion's Gaze. The article pointed out one of the many reasons we hold readings--promoting discussion.
Solomon Deressa said he came to the book reading to support Mengiste. Deressa said not many Ethiopians are open to have a discussion about the traumatizing conflict the revolution brought forth.

“I am an Ethiopian and I am here to support Maaza Mengiste,” said Deressa. “We need to see more of these stories being told.”
Read the whole story here.--David E

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