Maaza Mengiste on defeating the sophomore slump

Writing a book is one thing. Writing your second book is quite another thing. You have managed to include so many brilliant ideas in your first book. You have robbed your past from many details and plots. Now you are brooding and brooding and slowly the ideas come for your second publication.

Maaza Mengiste published her book Beneath the lion’s gaze. Now she works on her second book. What does she encounter? She tells about the process and the joys and the difficulties in this interview.  

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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