WorldCat Identities

Mbue, Imbolo

Overview
Works: 9 works in 89 publications in 10 languages and 3,494 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Filmed interviews  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3613.B84, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Imbolo Mbue
Behold the dreamers : a novel by Imbolo Mbue( Book )

61 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2007. Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. Working as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers, he displays the punctuality, discretion, and loyalty that Edwards demands. Neni's temporary work at the Edwardses' summer home in the Hamptons means a brighter future--until Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers' façades. As the financial world threatens to collapse, the Jongas become desperate. And as their marriage threatens to fall apart, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice
Behold the dreamers : a novel by Imbolo Mbue( Recording )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the intersection of "Americanah" and "The Help" comes a riveting debut novel about two marriages - one immigrant and working class, the other from the top 1% - both chasing their version of the American Dream. In the fall of 2007, Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Their situation only improves when Jende's wife Neni is hired as household help. But in the course of their work, Jende and Neni begin to witness infidelities, skirmishes, and family secrets. Then, with the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, a tragedy changes all four lives forever, and the Jongas must decide whether to continue fighting to stay in a recession-ravaged America or give up and return home to Cameroon
How to be a writer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IMBOLO MBUE is a native of the seaside town of Limbe, Cameroon. She holds a BS from Rutgers University and an MA from Columbia University. A resident of the United States for more than a decade, she lives in New York City. BEHOLD THE DREAMERS, her critically acclaimed debut novel, won the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was named by The New York Times and The Washington Post as one of their Notable Books of 2016. It was also named as a Best Book of 2016 by NPR, Amazon, Kirkus Reviews, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian and the The St. Louis Dispatch. The novel also won the 2017 Blue Metropolis Words to Change Award. The novel also was named Oprah's Book Club 2017 selection
Voici venir les rêveurs by Imbolo Mbue( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après quelques petits boulots, Jende Jonga décroche un emploi de chauffeur pour Clark Edwards, riche banquier à la Lehman Brothers. Tout semble alors possible pour ce jeune Camerounais : payer des études à sa petite amie, obtenir une green card et être un vrai Américain... Pourtant, rien n'est simple dans ce pays. Or, une véritable complicité naît entre Jende et Clark. Premier roman
Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club) by Imbolo Mbue( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

READS-TO-GO : [bookclub kit for Behold the dreamers]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

2007. Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. Working as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers, he displays the punctuality, discretion, and loyalty that Edwards demands. Neni's temporary work at the Edwardses' summer home in the Hamptons means a brighter future--until Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers' façades. As the financial world threatens to collapse, the Jongas become desperate. And as their marriage threatens to fall apart, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice
Behold the dreamers : large print book discussion kit by Imbolo Mbue( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cameroonian immigrants Jende and Neni Jonga are living in Harlem with their six-year-old son. Jende has hired as a chauffeur for a Lehman Brothers executive, and they feel like their future is secure. But secrets abound and threaten their marriage
Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club) by Imbolo Mbue( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream?the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy A New York Times Notable Book Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award Longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award An ALA Notable Book NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR The New York Times Book Review San Francisco Chronicle The Guardian St. Louis Post-Dispatch Chicago Public Library BookPage Refinery29 Kirkus Reviews Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty?and Jende is eager to please. Clark's wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses' summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future. However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers' fa?ades. When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende's job?even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice. Praise for Behold the Dreamers "A debut novel by a young woman from Cameroon that illuminates the immigrant experience in America with the tenderhearted wisdom so lacking in our political discourse . . . Mbue is a bright and captivating storyteller." ? The Washington Post "A capacious, big-hearted novel." ? The New York Times Book Review "Behold the Dreamers' heart . . . belongs to the struggles and small triumphs of the Jongas, which Mbue traces in clean, quick-moving paragraphs." ? Entertainment Weekly "Mbue's writing is warm and captivating." ? People (book of the week) "[Mbue's] book isn't the first work of fiction to grapple with the global financial crisis of 2007?2008, but it's surely one of the best. . . . It's a novel that depicts a country both blessed and doomed, on top of the world, but always at risk of losing its balance. It is, in other words, quintessentially American." ?NPR "This story is one that needs to be told." ? Bust " Behold the Dreamers challenges us all to consider what it takes to make us genuinely content, and how long is too long to live with our dreams deferred." ? O: The Oprah Magazine "[A] beautiful, empathetic novel." ? The Boston Globe "A witty, compassionate, swiftly paced novel that takes on race, immigration, family and the dangers of capitalist excess." ? St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Mbue [is] a deft, often lyrical observer. . . . [Her] meticulous storytelling announces a writer in command of her gifts." ?Minneapolis Star Tribune
#X98;Das#x9C; geträumte Land Roman by Imbolo Mbue( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Imbolo Mbue amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Imbolo Mbue Cameroonian writer

Imbolo Mbue schrijfster uit Kameroen

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