- Maaza Mengiste
Maaza Mengiste’s debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, was selected by the Guardian as one of the 10 best contemporary African books. Her work can be found in The New Yorker and Granta among other places. She is a Fulbright Scholar and has received many fellowships. Her second novel is forthcoming.
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