Arts

‘The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears’ by Dinaw Mengestu

An African refugee makes a home in America, but can’t forget the one he left behindBy Chris Abani The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears: A Novel Dinaw Mengestu Riverhead Books: 230 pp., $22.95Dinaw Mengestu belongs to that special group of American voices produced by global upheavals and intentional, if sometimes forced, migrations. These are the … Continue reading

Arts

Japanese film festival opens

The Japanese film festival organized by the Japanese embassy in Addis Ababa and the ministry of culture and tourism opened on Tuesday at the national theater. The festival stayed for three days and four selected Japanese films were screened.In the opening speech state minister of culture and tourism, Mohamoud Gaaz said that such cultural exchanges … Continue reading