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The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

Date and Time: May 1, 2019, 1:00 PM CT

Location: Trinity Community Church, 5010 Parallel Pkwy, Kansas City
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From the series, African Experiences of Migration
Discussion Leader: Shawn Leigh Alexander

In 1990 Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian revolution. Now he finds himself running a grocery store in a poor African American neighborhood in Washington, DC. His only companions are two fellow African immigrants, a Congolese waiter and a Kenyan engineer, who share his feelings of frustration with and bitter nostalgia for their home continent. Told in a haunting and powerful first-person narrative that casts the streets of DC and Addis Ababa through Sepha's eyes, this novel illuminates what it means to lose a family and country - and what it takes to create a new home.

Sponsored by: Shepherd's Center of Kansas City

For more information about this event, please contact:
Melissa Bynum
(913) 281-8908
http://www.sckck.org

 

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