All Our Names Setting

Dinaw Mengestu
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Kampala, Uganda

Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, is the main setting for the narrator in his interactions with Isaac. There is a large amount of civil unrest in the area as people begin protesting the current government. The narrator Isaac and the revolutionary Isaac live in different parts of the slums of the city. At first, the city is seen as a place of hope for the new political regime, but it soon becomes a place of revolution. The military steps in to quell the protesting and any subversive behavior. Streets become lined with officers, military vehicles and fires break out. There is violence in the street and the city as a whole becomes a battleground.

Laurel

A small Midwestern town, this is the main setting for the "Helen" segments of the novel. It is large enough to have a university, but there is not much else to...

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