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Addis Ababa Noir (Akashic Noir) Paperback – Import, 29 October 2020
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"Booker Prize shortlistee Maaza Mengiste rounds up a brilliant cast of Ethiopian writers to ponder the dark underbelly of one of Africa's oldest cities through page-turning crime stories guaranteed to keep your pulse thumping."
--Brittle Paper, One of 50 Notable African Books of 2020
The 14 stories in the collection give one a snapshot of Ethiopian writers, new and established, and of what they can do. It makes one scramble for more of their work. Mengiste and Akashic have done us a service by putting together this intriguing collection.
--New York Journal of Books
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The standouts ensure evocative glimpses into a bustling, multi-ethnic, multilingual metropolis few in the West will have visited.
--Shelf Awareness for Readers
Novelist Mengiste presents 14 stories showcasing Ethiopia's capital at its darkest...A nice variety of bad behavior. East, West: Noir's best.
Each contributor embraces day-to-day life in Ethiopia, and fills each story with a rich sense of time, place, and character. The authors reveal much about a culture unfamiliar to many American readers.
"The stories vary in style, each author morphing their personal philosophies and versions of Ethiopian noir into their fiction."
--What's Out! Addis
About the Author
MAAZA MENGISTE is a novelist and essayist who was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright Scholar Program, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Creative Capital. Her debut novel, Beneath the Lion's Gaze, was selected by the Guardian as one of the ten best contemporary African books and named one of the best books of 2010 by Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe, and other publications. Her work can be found in the New Yorker, New York Review of Books, Granta, the Guardian, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and BBC, among other places. She was a writer on the documentary projects Girl Rising and The Invisible City: Kakuma. Her second novel, The Shadow King, was published in September 2019.
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- Publisher : Akashic Books,U.S. (29 October 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1617758205
- ISBN-13 : 978-1617758201
- Item Weight : 249 g
- Dimensions : 13.21 x 2.03 x 20.83 cm
- Country of Origin : USA
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