Interview with Meron Hadero

In this week’s episode, Kendra talks with Meron Hadero about her short story, “Street Sweep”, which recently won the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing. Plus, Didi sent along questions for Meron too! #TeamWork Thanks to our sponsors! Try MUBI for 30 Days at Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our Goodreads group, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more new books and extra book reviews! Things Mentioned AKO Caine Prize for African Writing - About the Prize Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing Didi’s Introduction to the AKO Caine Prize Didi’s Q&A with Iryn Tushabe Didi’s Q&A with Meron Hadero Didi’s Q&A with Doreen Baingana Books Mentioned “Street Sweep” by Meron Hadero A Down Home Meal for These Difficult Times: Stories Meron Recommends The Other Shortlisted Cain Prize Authors What it Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories by Danielle Evans The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste Addis Ababa Noir (Akashic Noir) edited by Maaza Mengiste About the Author Meron Hadero is an Ethiopian-American who was born in Addis Ababa and came to the U.S. via Germany as a young child. She is the winner of the 2020 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. Her short stories have been shortlisted for the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing and published in Zyzzyva, Ploughshares, Addis Ababa Noir, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, The Iowa Review, The Missouri Review, New England Review, Best American Short Stories, among others. Website | Twitter | Facebook CONTACT Questions? Comments? Email us [email protected].  SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website Music by Miki Saito with Isaac Greene Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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