Maaza Mengiste is the author of Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, which was selected by The Guardian as one of the ten best contemporary African books. It was named one of the best books of 2010 by the Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Globe, and Publishers Weekly.  She has written for the Guardian, the New York Times, BBC Radio 4, Granta, and Lettre International. Her second novel. The Shadow King, is forthcoming.

She will be speaking with Laila Lalami on Dec 3rd from 1:00-2:20 in CLA 1.302E at the University of Texas at Austin.
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