And given Ethiopia’s own bruising history — and the continent’s — there are plenty of conversations to have.
With Brexit reopening old regional divisions in the United Kingdom, and the US suffering its own ‘blood and soil’ moment, a bit of historical introspection might not go amiss elsewhere too.
Maaza Mengiste is the author of two novels; Beneath the Lion’s gaze, published in 2010 and The Shadow King, out now.
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