Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste, born in Addis Ababa in 1974, is a writer. As a lecturer in creative writing, she taught at Queens College, New York, and at Princeton University. Her most recent publication is her novel The Shadow King, published in 2019. Mengiste lives in New York.

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Articles by this author

Under the Earth (Issue I/2022)

Should every one learn creative writing?

Yes! When I teach creative writing I don't teach students how to write. Writing is personal: I teach is to read critically and comprehensively. I teach people t...

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Black and white thinking (Issue II/2022)

With respect

How to write about things you haven’t experienced yourself.

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