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

Posted by rachel at 8: In this neighborhood live many immigrants from different countries. Mengestu’s relationship with the people he knows and his relationship he now has with Kensington are his friends. He moved with his family to Lawt – one of the suburbs of Chicago. Posted by Roman Arthur at 4: He left that life when he was too young to know anything.

Each of the two essays illuminate ethnic identity by describing the different foods and traditions each culture has. Yes, I think he succeeds in making Kensington his home. When he grew up he tried to find a place where he belongs. 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.


Peoria mmengestu surrounded by all white schools and churches, and he did not feel a sense of belonging.

Silvia Jacinto March 1, at 5: This is the story of Dinaw Mengestu. He wishes he could at least speak his own language fluently. His parents never integrated mengest American culture and dibaw to dream of returning to Ethiopia and the culture they left behind. The common denominator is that they are not in their home country anymore. 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 donaw the first time that he belongs to something.

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. It reminded him of meetings of Ethiopians who were meeting to speak their language, and tell their jokes.

“Home at Last”: Analysis of “Home at Last” by Dinaw Mengestu

The change came one night when he saw Pakistani and Bangladeshi immigrants laugh together outside one of the restaurants. He describes the neighborhood and lives there. Mengestu ate foods such as lobster, bacon and tuna salad like most Americans. dinqw

He was born in Ethiopia and moved to America with his family when he was two years old. Mengestu was missing a sense of belonging. He says that at first even in this neighborhood He did not belong. Appreciation is a wonderful thing: The final paragraph describes Mengestu’s emotions towards his community.

He never hosted a “Kensington night” like he promised because he established a private relationship with the neighborhood. So, better take any challenges as your stepping stone to become a better person. OpenBob December 5, at 9: He wanted to feel like he had a home to claim or revert back to.


He observed their conversations along with confidence or security of being a part of their particular culture. He had never been able to feel belonged to the Ethiopian culture since he left Ethiopia at a very young age.

Life is a battle, if you don’t know how to defend yourself then you’ll end up being a loser.


When he was 21 years old he moved to Brooklyn to a neighborhood called Kensington. Mengestu didn’t host the Kenington night because he had already established his own personal relationship with the community.

Kothari’s and Mengestu’s illuminate ethnic identity in America by focusing on cultural recipes greatly missed from their native country Especially Kothari. Dinaw Mengestu moved to Brooklyn to find a home, hoping it would be his last.

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Summary of a text — Home at Last by Dinaw Mengestu. Newer Post Older Post Home. Posted by Kimberly Guy at 2: Mengestu contiously try to make Kenington feel like home because there are other foreigners who have settled in Kensington and have created mengesfu environment that feels exactly like home.

Mengestu becomes part of a community consisting of other foreigners.

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