Bibliotopia 2023 | Interview with Maaza Mengiste
« Casting New Light on Colonial History: an Ethiopian epic. »
Moderated by Daniel Medin
Maaza Mengiste is an Ethiopian- American writer who teaches creative writing at Queens College and Princeton University. Her first novel, « Beneath the Lion’s Gaze » (Jonathan Cape, 2020), was one of the Guardian’s ten best books by African authors. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2020, « The Shadow King » (Canongate, 2020) casts light on the women warriors written out of African history.
Jan Michalski Foundation, 2 April 2023