The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears - Chapters 9-10 Summary & Analysis

Dinaw Mengestu
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Chapter 9

Sepha shows up at his Uncle’s apartment. The apartment is still filled with mostly Ethiopian tenants, which is one of the reasons why Sepha originally felt like he had to move out. Sepha fondly remembers the way that his Uncle took care of him when he first arrived. He starts to go through the apartment, reading the letters that his Uncle used to write to politicians, pleading for help in Ethiopia. It makes Sepha think back to his childhood, and the final days of his father. His father used to be a major politician, until a regime change took that away.

Soldiers stormed into the house one evening looking for him. They found flyers that Sepha had been handing out for a group called, Students for Democracy. His father claimed that the fliers were his. The soldiers beat up his father...

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