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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See the link below for more info. Silvia Jacinto March 1, at 5: From there he moved to Washington DC, and he found a large community of immigrants from Ethiopia, which he could not fit into.

Yes, I think he succeeds in making Kensington his home.

He never hosted a “Kensington night” like he promised because he established a private relationship with the neighborhood. Posted by rachel at 8: 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 diaw the past.

He moved with his family to Peoria – one of the suburbs of Chicago. Mengestu feels separated because he’s not connected to any family members from his country. For him and his sister it was very difficult because they did not belong to the past of the family in Ethiopia.

He was born in Ethiopia and moved to America with nome family when he was two years old. Tuesday, December 4, Home at Last – summary.

Have fun, explore and make a lot of memories. I believe he succeeds in making the Kensington section his home by re-creating there what was lost from his place of origin in Ethiopia.


“Home at Last” – Dinaw Mengestu | ENC

The final paragraph describes Mengestu’s emotions towards his community. Mengestu can’t acknowledge that he is from Ethiopia because he is not familiar with the language or culture. Mengestu’s relationship with the people he knows and his relationship he now has with Kensington are dihaw friends.

It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Mengestu was born in Ethiopia and only lived there a couple years as a toddler.

Mengestu contiously try to make Kenington dihaw like home because there are other foreigners who have settled in Kensington and have created an environment that feels exactly like home. Rinaw 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.

Peoria was surrounded by all white schools and churches, and he did not feel a sense of belonging. His parents never integrated into American culture and continued to dream of returning to Ethiopia and the culture they left behind. At that moment he realized that the community can be part of it even if people come from different countries. He is often standing alone or behind a crowd of others simply to watch and appreciate his new home.

When he grew up he tried to find a place where he belongs. Summary of a text — Home at Last by Dinaw Mengestu. So, better take any challenges as your stepping stone to aat a mengsetu person. He observed their conversations along with confidence or security of being a part of their particular culture. Mengestu didn’t host the Kenington night because he had already established his own personal relationship with the community.


Life is a battle, if you don’t know how to defend yourself then you’ll end up being a loser. He doesn’t consider himself “from” Ethiopia mebgestu he doesn’t feel he has origins there. He felt that you can build and belong to the community as well in a new place.


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. He left that life when he was hoke young to know anything.

He had lived in other places before ,but he was not sure those places would become home.

He wishes he could at least speak his own language fluently. OpenBob December 5, at 9: This is the story of Dinaw Mengestu. Posted by Kimberly Guy at 2: There weren’t any friends in the essay because the essay was really personal and speaks straight from the heart of Mengestu.

Mengestu was missing a sense of belonging. Mengestu observed and admired them and was maybe a little jealous of his community. Kothar feels separated because she is having difficulty creating most of her native meals. 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. Posted by Roman Arthur at 4: He describes the neighborhood and lives there.

Mengestu ate foods such as lobster, bacon and tuna salad like most Americans. The change came one night when he saw Pakistani and Bangladeshi immigrants laugh together outside one of the restaurants. Both Mengestu and Kothari feel separated from their heritage and try to zt their way back, yet Mengestu wants to also find another place of origin.