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The Invisible Map

The Human Cradle Episode 2 of 3

In Maaza Mengiste's new short story, 'The Invisible Map', a young Ethiopian woman, hoping for a better life in Europe, finds herself trapped in a Libyan prison. Read by Adjoa Andoh.
The second in our series of contemporary stories from the Horn of Africa - Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.
Produced by Emma Harding
About the author: Maaza Mengiste was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University. Her debut novel, the critically acclaimed 'Beneath the Lion's Gaze', has been translated into several languages and was a finalist for a Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. She teaches at NYU and currently lives in New York City.

Release date:

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 24 May 2016 21:00


Role Contributor
WriterMaaza Mengiste
ProducerEmma Harding