Click on the link below to access the reading for Monday (), which is ” Home at Last” by Dinaw Megestu Home at Last. Home at Last – summary. Summary of a text – Home at Last by Dinaw Mengestu. This is the story of Dinaw Mengestu. He was born in Ethiopia. Dinaw Mengestu moved to Brooklyn to find a home, hoping it would be his last. He had lived in other places before,but he was not sure those.

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OpenBob December 5, at 9: When he was 21 years old he moved to Brooklyn to a neighborhood called Kensington. There weren’t any friends in the essay because the essay was really personal and speaks straight from the heart of Mengestu. He describes the neighborhood and lives there. Mengestu’s relationship with the people vinaw knows and his relationship he now has with Kensington are his friends. Posted by rachel at 8: This is the story of Dinaw Djnaw.

Yes, I think he succeeds in making Kensington his home. He is often standing alone or behind a crowd of others simply to watch menggestu appreciate his new home.

Mrngestu was born in Ethiopia and moved to America with his family when he was two years old. Mengestu contiously try to make Kenington feel like home ah there are other foreigners who have settled in Kensington and have created an environment that feels exactly like home.


Mengestu observed and admired them and was maybe a little jealous of his community. He wanted to feel like he had a home to claim or revert back to.


Both Mengestu and Kothari feel separated from their heritage and try to find their way back, yet Mengestu wants to also find another place of origin. Summary of a text — Home at Last by Dinaw Mengestu.

Kothar feels separated because she is having difficulty creating most of her native meals. Posted by Roman Arthur at 4: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

He moved with his dinaaw to Peoria – one of the suburbs of Chicago. Life is a battle, if you don’t know how to defend yourself then you’ll end up being a loser. He observed their conversations along with confidence or security of being megnestu part of their particular culture.

Each of the two essays illuminate ethnic identity by describing the different foods and traditions each culture has.

The final paragraph describes Mengestu’s emotions towards his community. Mengestu ate foods such as lobster, bacon and tuna salad like most Americans. Throughout that period, his parents continued to think all the time about the family they left in Ethiopia and they could not fit in because they clung to the past. So, better take any challenges as your stepping stone to become a better person.

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Mengestu becomes part of a community consisting of other foreigners.

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He consciously tries to make the Kensington section of Brooklyn his home because it is like a place of immigration to him where there is a mammoth diversity of races. He had never been able to feel belonged to the Ethiopian culture since he left Ethiopia at a very young age.

During the periods in the essay when Mengestu is alone or at the edge of a group of people, he probably even more disconnected from his culture.

I believe he succeeds in making the Kensington section his home by re-creating there what was lost from his place of origin in Ethiopia. The change came one night when he saw Pakistani and Bangladeshi immigrants laugh together outside one of the restaurants. He says that at first even in this neighborhood He did not belong.

When he grew up he tried to find a place where he belongs. He never hosted a “Kensington night” like he promised because he established a private relationship with the neighborhood.