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Ethiopian Culture In Dinaw Mengesu's Life

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Dinaw Mengestu travels to America at a very young age, and as we travel through his life he shows us that a person can assimilate with surrounding cultures and be in touch with his Ethiopian culture. He uses personification to show what his life felt like being in a new country. Dinaw begins to think that he has lost everything coming to America as he was ¨Stripped bare¨ and lived in ¨small towns and urban suburbs.¨ (Mengestu 213). Mengestu lives in Kensington, Brooklyn with many different cultures around him. He thought that he had nothing and was stripped from everything he once had in Ethiopia . It puts the reader into perspective in what he felt like he was going through at the moment. Living in a small town outside of Brooklyn he discovers
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