Ebook ➠ How Beautiful We Were Author Imbolo Mbue – Furosemidelasix.info

From The Celebrated Author Of The New York Times BestsellerBehold The Dreamers, Comes A Sweeping, Wrenching Story About The Collision Of A Small African Village And An America Oil CompanyWe 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 The Story Of A People Living In Fear Amidst Environmental Degradation Wrought By An American Oil Company Pipeline Spills Have Rendered Farmlands Infertile Children Are Dying From Drinking Toxic Water Promises Of Clean Up 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 Would Last For Decades And Come At A Steep Price Told Through 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 Onto Its Ancestral Land And A Young Woman S Willingness To Sacrifice Everything For The Sake Of Her People S Freedom The Unforgettable Story Of A Community On The Wrong End Of Western Greed, How Beautiful We Were Will Enthrall You, Appall You, And Show You What Is Possible When A Few People Stand Up And Say This Is Not Right A Masterful Novel By A Spellbinding Writer Engaged With The Most Urgent Questions Of Our Day David Ebershoff, Bestselling Author Of The Danish Girl How Beautiful We Were


About the Author: Imbolo Mbue

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.



10 thoughts on “How Beautiful We Were

  1. says:

    3.5 Review to ensue


  2. says:

    One angry woman did everything, and she failed from How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo MbueI read Imbolo Mbue s first novel Behold the Dreamers as a galley and for book club I jumped at the chance to read her second novel, How Beautiful We Were Was money so important that they would sell children to strange


  3. says:

    Incredibly beautiful I could not put this down A great contemporary with characters that will be remembered I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.


  4. says:

    In this poignant novel, Mbue highlights the plight of natives in a fictional African village who are pillaged by an oil company that has overtaken their land They have built oil pipes underneath the ground on lands previously owned by their ancestors that have produced toxic waste into the river, destroying th


  5. says:

    This edition publishing 11th March 2021 An e copy of this book was kindly provided to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewForreviews and book related chat check out my blogFollow me on TwitterFriend me on GoodreadsThis edition publishing 11th March 2021 An e copy of this book was kin


  6. says:

    This novel is set in the fictional African Village of Kosawa, and tells of villagers living in fear due to the environmental degradation and loss of life caused by a greedy American oil company The people decide to take a stand for justice, which has disastrous results.The story is told from the perspective of a gen


  7. says:

    4.5, rounded up.Received arc in a goodreads giveaway.This is the story of a people from a fictional village who have long been oppressed by their own government and an American oil company The story is told through multiple lenses, though all are ultimately tied to Thula, the main protagonist The beginning of the story


  8. says:

    I am so sad to report that this was a DNF for me As someone with a never ending reading list, I am trying to beforgiving of myself when I just don t want to finish a book Normally, I push and push and push myself to finish a book, because I feel obligated due to the time and effort the author put into writing a story Espe


  9. says:

    DNFI simply do not have the energy to continue trying to read this meandering and slooooooow story It is going nowhere It s unfortunate because the story itself seems very worthwhile and potentially interesting but the writing just killed all joy in reading.1 3.96 In compliance with FTC guidelines I received this book free f


  10. says:

    I never thought I would be entertained reading about a fiction African village and an American oil company I was mesmerized and can highly recommend this unique fictional history filled with colorful characters a memorable story line I never thought I would be entertained reading about a fiction African village and an American


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