In our latest podcast, Ellah Allfrey speaks to Dinaw Mengestu – winner of the Guardian First Book Award and one of the New Yorker’s ‘20 Under 40’ fiction writers – about the trip he made to Eastern Congo for Granta. In this interview with Ellah Allfrey, Dinaw reads from his essay, ‘They Always Come in the Night’, before reflecting on the complexity of the conflict in Eastern Congo and the role of a foreign reporter in such an environment.
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– More by Dinaw Mengestu…
‘Big Money’, memoir from our Chicago issue, about his father’s courier business; and a video interview in which he talks about the piece. Dinaw Mengestu also wrote about the 2008 US election for Granta.com.
– More podcasts from ‘Aliens’…
Philip Oltermann on his memoir essay about his German family’s arrival in England, ‘The B.O.G. Standard’; and Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin on their photo essay, ‘Contacts’, part of an artwork special.
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