Dinaw Mengestu Awarded MacArthur Fellowship "Genius Grant"

Posted on October 4, 2012 in Literary Awards
Dinaw Mengestu

The MacArthur Foundation has awarded Dinaw Mengestu a “Genius Grant” for being a “writer enriching understanding of the little-explored world of the African diaspora in America in tales distilled from the experience of immigrants whose memories are seared by escape from violence in their homelands.”

Follow the link to read more: http://www.macfound.org/fellows/870/