The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears Author:Dinaw Mengestu Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanons fled the Ethiopian revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American section of Washington D.C.,his only companions two fellow African immigrants who share his bitter nostalgia and longing for his home continent. As his neighborho... more »od begins to change, hope comes in the form of a friendship with new neighbors, Judith and Naomi, a white woman and her biracial daughter. But when a series of racial incidents disturbs the neighborhood, Sepha may lose everything all over again.
Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2007« less