Herkunft: Ethiopia

Meron Hadero

Meron Hadero was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and arrived in the United States as a refugee via Germany during her childhood. She studied history and American studies at Princeton University, attended Yale Law School, and completed a master’s program in creative writing at the University of Michigan. Her short

Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste is a novelist and essayist whose work examines the individual lives at stake during migration, war, and exile, and considers the intersections of photography and violence. »Beneath the Lion’s Gaze«, her critically acclaimed debut novel, was selected by »The Guardian« as one of the 10 best contemporary African

Dinaw Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu was born in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in 1978. This was not long after his father had fled to the United States from the Red Terror of the new Socialist régime. His family followed in 1980. At first they took up residence in Peoria, Illinois, and later