All Our Names (Dinaw Mengestu)

"The plan was to make war; anything that followed was part of it."

"The plan was to make war; anything that followed was part of it."

Ethiopia / 2015

All Our Names is the story of two young men who come of age during an African revolution, drawn from the safe confines of the university campus into the intensifying clamor of the streets outside. But as the line between idealism and violence becomes increasingly blurred, the friends are driven apart—one into the deepest peril, as the movement gathers inexorable force, and the other into the safety of exile in the American Midwest." – via GoodReads.

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