Dinaw Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu

All Our Names (Knopf, 2014), How To Read the Air (Riverhead, 2010), and The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (Riverhead, 2010) are Dinaw Mengestu’s three books, all of which were named New York Times Notable Books (Riverhead, 2007). Mengestu is an Ethiopian...
Spotlight of the week – Feben Elias

Spotlight of the week – Feben Elias

Feben Elias is an Ethiopian 3D Animator, known for Directing and Acting on her Short Animation Film named The Soloists (2021). She learned at Gobelins, L’École de L’Image, school of visual communication and arts in Paris.  She was one of the directors...
Spotlight of the week – Jessica Beshir

Spotlight of the week – Jessica Beshir

Jessica Beshir is an Ethiopian-Mexican filmmaker, producer, and cinematographer based in Brooklyn. At sixteen, she left with her family to escape the chaos during the Derg Political Regime. She has mentioned that she grew up a lot faster because of the cold war she...