How Beautiful We Were

A Novel
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Author(s): Imbolo Mbue
Original Publish Date: Jun 16, 2020
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Product Number: Z100155093
Released: Jun 16, 2020
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ISBN: #9780593209967
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From the celebrated author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers comes a sweeping, wrenching story about the collision of a small African village and an American oil company. We should have known the end was near. So begins Imbolo Mbue's powerful second novel, How Beautiful We Were. Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, it tells of a people living in fear amid environmental degradation wrought by an American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic water. Promises of cleanup and financial reparations to the villagers are made—and ignored. The country's government, led by a brazen dictator, exists to serve its own interest. Left with few choices, the people of Kosawa decide to fight back. Their struggle will last for decades and come at a steep price. Told from the perspective of a generation of children and the family of a girl named Thula who grows up to become a revolutionary, How Beautiful We Were is a masterful exploration of what happens when the reckless drive for profit, coupled with the ghost of colonialism, comes up against one community's determination to hold on to its ancestral land and a young woman's willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of her people's freedom.

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How Beautiful We Were
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Author(s): Imbolo Mbue
Product Number DD50398
Released: Jun 16, 2020
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Author(s): Imbolo Mbue
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Released: Jun 16, 2020
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Publisher: Random House
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