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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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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. Mengestu can’t acknowledge that he is from Ethiopia because he is not familiar with the language or culture.

Summary of hhome text — Home at Last by Dinaw Mengestu. Mengestu was missing a sense of belonging. He didn’t have an opportunity to experience life in his country.

Mengestu ate foods such as lobster, bacon and tuna salad like most Americans. Appreciation is a wonderful thing: Mengestu’s relationship with the people he knows and his relationship he now has with Kensington are his friends. Yes, I think he succeeds in making Kensington his home.

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Mengestu was born in Ethiopia and only lived there a couple years dinad a toddler. Tuesday, December 4, Home at Last – summary. He observed their conversations along with confidence or security of being a part of their particular culture. He ddinaw he could at least speak his own language fluently. Mengestu observed and admired them and was maybe a little jealous of his community. At that moment he realized that the community can be part of it even if people come from different countries.

Mengestu contiously homd to make Kenington feel like home because there are other foreigners who have settled in Kensington and have created an environment that feels exactly like home. In this neighborhood live many immigrants from different countries. Dinaw Mengestu moved to Brooklyn to find a home, hoping it would be his last.



Newer Post Older Post Home. He ends the story when he says he went every night and watches the people in Kensington because he enjoys the fact that he felt for the first time that he belongs to something.

The final paragraph describes Mengestu’s emotions towards his community. Mngestu of the two essays illuminate ethnic identity rinaw describing the different foods and traditions each culture has. He never hosted a “Kensington night” like he promised because he established a private relationship with the neighborhood.

Kothar feels separated because she is having difficulty creating most of her native meals. Mengestu feels separated because he’s not connected to any family members from his country. He says that at first even in this neighborhood He did not belong. During the periods in the lxst when Mengestu is alone or at the edge of a group of people, he probably even more disconnected from his culture.

He left that life when he was too young to know anything. He felt that you can build and belong to the community as well in a new place. Mengestu didn’t host the Kenington night because he had homee established his own personal relationship with the community.

Have fun, explore and make a lot of memories. He had lived in other places before ,but he was not sure those places would become home.


It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. The change came one night when he saw Pakistani and Bangladeshi immigrants ah together outside one of the restaurants. Posted by Roman Arthur at 4: He doesn’t consider himself “from” Ethiopia because he doesn’t feel he has origins there. There weren’t any friends in the essay because the essay was really kengestu and speaks straight from the heart of Mengestu.

So, better take any challenges as your stepping stone to become a better person. He had never been able to feel belonged to the Ethiopian culture since he left Ethiopia at a very young age. He wanted to feel like he had a home to claim or revert back to.


The common denominator is that they are not in their home country anymore. Silvia Jacinto March 1, at 5: Kothari’s and Mengestu’s illuminate ethnic identity in America by focusing on cultural recipes greatly missed from their native country Especially Kothari.

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I believe he succeeds in mengesyu the Kensington section his home by re-creating there what was lost from his place of origin in Ethiopia. When he grew up he tried to find a place where he belongs. He describes the neighborhood and lives there. His parents never integrated into American culture and continued to dream of returning to Ethiopia and the culture they left behind.

Peoria was surrounded by all white schools and churches, and he did not feel a sense of belonging. It reminded him of meetings of Ethiopians who were meeting to speak their language, and tell their jokes. For him and his sister it was very difficult because they did not belong to the past of the family in Ethiopia.

OpenBob December 5, at 9: 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. Posted by Kimberly Guy at 2: This is the story of Dinaw Mengestu.

From there he moved to Washington DC, and he found a large community of immigrants from Ethiopia, which he could not fit into.

He moved with his family to Peoria – one of the suburbs of Chicago.