Maaza MengisteJul 14, 2020
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Maaza Mengiste, Novelist
New Books Network 2023
Maaza Mengiste is an Ethiopian-born American novelist whose two books, The Shadow King (2019) and Beneath the Lion's Gaze (2010), have been greeted with high praise and much critical acclaim. Giving resonant voice to women and men caught up in the ravages of colonialism and war but also uplifted by hope and desire, Mengiste plumbs the archival depths to weave tales that imagine anew our entangled pasts and envision a future for our global age.
Ulrich Baer is University Professor at New York University where he teaches literature and photography, and writes frequently about photography, art, literature, and other subjects. He is also the host of the podcast “Think About It” and editorial director at Warbler Press. Caroline Weber is a specialist of French literature, history, and culture. She is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York City.