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One does not read this novel for plot. It's an excellent book, set in contemporary Washington DC, which deals with questions of race, politics, poverty, gentrification,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Definitely worth a read. Esp if you like diaspora experiences and those looking for homes in new places. Let me know if you read it!Published 1 month ago by Meenoo Rami
The really good writers can tell a story with eloquence and insight. Classic examples are Hemingway, Gore Vidal, Henry Miller, Victor Hugo and more recently Christopher Hitchens... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Ethiopian author Dinaw Mengestu centers on Sepha Stephanos, an Ethiopian immigrant living in Logan Circle, Washington, D.C. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mona Khan
The story of an immigrant life in this country where the streets are far from paved with gold and how not every immigrant has the gumption to fight against insurmountable odds to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Norma J. Sassone
ANOTHER GREAT BOOK THAT INFORMS AND MAKES CHARACTER REALPublished 6 months ago by Georgeann W Redman
An authentic and interesting look at three immigrants from different countries in Africa and their adjustment to living in the U.S. Read morePublished 6 months ago by PJ1
Little plot and little character development, even with the protagonist, who could have been an interesting character considering his background.Published 6 months ago by Amy L. Buckley