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Finding 'Beautiful Things' in an Immigrant's Life

Novelist Dinaw Mengestu's debut work, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, explores the intense loneliness felt by African exiles, many of whom have fled bloodshed and turmoil in their homelands.

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NPR National Correspondent Debbie Elliott can be heard telling stories from her native South. She covers the latest news and politics, and is attuned to the region's rich culture and history.
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