Maaza Mengiste

Novelist • Essayist • Social Justice Advocate
Beneath The Lion's Gaze


Queens College: Mengiste reads a chapter from her upcoming book about how Ethiopian women fought alongside the Ethiopian against Italian fascism.

New York University Humanities Initiative: Mengiste discusses the writing process with Gilbert King, author of Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

Mengiste reads from her work and discuss the state of contemporary African literature.

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