P&P Live!: Maaza Mengiste – Addis Ababa Noir - in conversation with Linda Yohannes

Upcoming Event
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 6:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

The stories in Addis Ababa Noir are not gentle stories. They cross into forbidden territories and traverse the damaged terrain of the human heart. The characters in these pages are complicated, worthy of our judgment as much as they somehow manage to elude it. The writers have each discovered their own ways to get us to lean in while forcing us to grit our teeth as we draw closer...

Despite the varied and distinct voices in these pages, no single book can contain all of the wonderful, intriguing, vexing complexities of Addis Ababa. But what you will read are stories by some of Ethiopia's most talented writers living in the country and abroad. Each of them considers the many ways that myth and truth and a country's dark edges come together to create something wholly original--and unsettling.

Mengiste will be in conversation with Linda Yohannes, an Ethiopian writer from Addis Ababa whose story “Kebele ID” appears in Addis Ababa Noir. Her work has appeared in Prufrock magazine, Jalada AfricaBrittle Paper, BBC Radio 4, Ethiopia Insight, and is forthcoming in Transition magazine. 

Also, Adam Reta, a short story writer and novelist who published his debut collection of short stories in the mid-eighties followed by his second short story collection, Mahlet. Since then he has authored five short story collections and four novels.

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Addis Ababa Noir (Akashic Noir) Cover Image
By Maaza Mengiste (Editor), Sulaiman Addonia (Contribution by), Mikael Awake (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781617758201
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Akashic Books - August 4th, 2020

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