book cover of Addis Ababa Noir

Addis Ababa Noir

(2020)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city.

Addis Ababa (simply "Addis" to locals), considered by some to be the original home of humankind, is a sprawling melting pot of cultures where rich and poor live side by side in relative harmony--until they don't. Maaza Mengiste's award-winning fiction and nonfiction have consistently reflected the lives of Ethiopia's everyday people, against the backdrop of migration, war, and exile. Here, in this masterfully edited collection showcasing the country's finest literary talent, Mengiste brings this same razor-sharp sensibility to her city of birth, pulling back the curtain on despair and depravity, offering an intimate glimpse into the raw, beating heart of Addis Ababa.

Brand-new stories by: Maaza Mengiste, Adam Reta, Mahtem Shiferraw, Linda Yohannes, Sulaiman Addonia, Meron Hadero, Mikael Awake, Lelissa Girma, Rebecca Fisseha, Solomon Hailemariam, Girma Fantaye, Teferi Nigussie Tafa, Hannah Giorgis, and Bewketu Seyoum.

Genre: Mystery

Paperback Editions

August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Addis Ababa Noir (Akashic Noir)
Author(s): Maaza Mengiste
ISBN: 1-61775-820-5 / 978-1-61775-820-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Akashic Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

August 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Addis Ababa Noir (Akashic Noir)
Author(s): Maaza Mengiste
Publisher: Akashic Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU