Imbolo Mbue

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Imbolo Mbue is a native of Limbe, Cameroon. She holds a B.S. from Rutgers University and an M.A. from Columbia University. A resident of the United States for over a decade, she lives in New York City. BEHOLD THE DREAMERS is her first novel.

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Behold the Dreamers

3.95 avg rating — 57,072 ratings — published 2016 — 55 editions
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How Beautiful We Were

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“People in this country, always worrying about how to eat, they pay someone good money to tell them: Eat this, don’t eat that. If you don’t know how to eat, what else can you know how to do in this world?”
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“indeed, bad news has a way of slithering into good days and making a mockery of complacent joys.”
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“Our people say no condition is permanent, Mr. Edwards. Good times must come to an end, just like bad times, whether we want it or not.”
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