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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There weren’t any friends in the essay because the essay was really personal and speaks straight from the heart of Mengestu. In this neighborhood live many immigrants from different countries.

Kothar feels separated because she is having difficulty creating most of her native meals. He never homs a “Kensington night” like he promised because he established a private relationship with the neighborhood.


I believe he succeeds in making the Kensington mengesu his home by re-creating there what was lost from his place of origin in Ethiopia. The final paragraph describes Mengestu’s emotions towards his community. Dinaw Mengestu moved to Brooklyn to find a home, hoping it would be his last.

The change came one night when he saw Pakistani and Bangladeshi immigrants laugh together outside one of the restaurants. See the link below for more info. Posted by Kimberly Guy at 2: The common denominator is that they are not in their home country anymore. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.


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. Tuesday, December 4, Home at Last – summary. At that moment he realized that the community can lasr part of it even if people come from different countries.

He didn’t have an opportunity to experience life in his country. He wishes he could at least speak his own language fluently. It reminded him of meetings of Ethiopians who were meeting to speak their language, and tell their jokes. He is often standing alone or behind a crowd of others simply to watch and menvestu his new home.

He describes the neighborhood and ho,e there. He doesn’t consider himself “from” Ethiopia because he doesn’t feel he has origins there. Silvia Jacinto March 1, at 5: Mengestu ate foods such as lobster, bacon and tuna salad like most Americans.

Mengestu observed and admired them and was maybe a little jealous of his community.

Mengestu can’t acknowledge that he is from Ethiopia because he is not familiar with the language or culture. Kothari’s and Mengestu’s illuminate ethnic identity in America by focusing on cultural recipes greatly missed from their native country Especially Kothari. When he was 21 years old he moved to Brooklyn to a neighborhood called Kensington. He left that life when he was too young to know anything.

From there he moved to Washington DC, and he found a large community of immigrants from Ethiopia, which he could not fit into. So, better take any challenges as your stepping stone to become a better person. Mengestu becomes part of a community consisting of other foreigners. Mengestu contiously try 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.


rachel: Home at Last – summary

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. When he grew up he tried to find a place where he belongs.

He felt that you can build and belong to the community as well in a new place. Have fun, explore and make a lot of memories. 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 feels separated because he’s not connected to any family members from his country.

OpenBob December 5, at 9: He was born in Ethiopia and moved to America with his family when he was two years old. Posted by rachel at 8: He had lived in other places before ,but he was not sure those places would become home. For him and his sister it was very difficult because they did not belong to the past of the family in Ethiopia.