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.

Average rating: 3.93 · 70,742 ratings · 7,328 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
Behold the Dreamers

3.94 avg rating — 67,936 ratings — published 2016 — 60 editions
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How Beautiful We Were

3.88 avg rating — 2,685 ratings — published 2021 — 16 editions
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The Case for and Against Lo...

3.81 avg rating — 36 ratings
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Hoe mooi wij waren

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Puissions-nous vivre longtemps

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New Daughters of Africa

4.35 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2019 — 11 editions
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Women Who Soar: Stories of ...

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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?”
Imbolo Mbue, Behold the Dreamers

“indeed, bad news has a way of slithering into good days and making a mockery of complacent joys.”
Imbolo Mbue, Behold the Dreamers

“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.”
Imbolo Mbue, Behold the Dreamers


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