Meron Hadero is originally from Ethiopia and grew up mostly in the United States. She’s a graduate of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan (MFA), Yale Law School (JD), and Princeton (AB, history). She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and Ragdale, and is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, where she’s working on a novel and story collection. Her fiction has appeared at The Normal School and is forthcoming in Boulevard. “The Suitcase” was her first fiction accepted for print publication.
Oct 13 2015
On Saba’s last day in Addis Ababa, she had just one unchecked to-do left on her long and varied list, which was to explore the neighborhood on her own, even though she’d promised her relatives that she would always take someone with her when she left the house. But she was twenty, a grown-up, and wanted to know that on her first-ever trip to this city of her birth, she’d gained at least some degree of independence and assimilation.