Maaza Mengiste’s debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, was named one of the ten best contemporary African books by The Guardian. Her writing can be found in The New Yorker, Granta, The Guardian, the New York Times, and Guernica, among others. A recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, Mengiste sits on the boards of Words Without Borders and Warscapes. Her next novel is forthcoming.
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