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How beautiful we were : a novel

Author: Imbolo Mbue
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2021]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"'We should have known the end was near.' So begins Imbolo Mbue's exquisite and devastating 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 a large and powerful American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic water. Promises of clean up  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Novels
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mbue, Imbolo,
How beautiful we were
New York : Random House, [2020]
(DLC) 2019031376
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Imbolo Mbue
ISBN: 9780593132425 0593132424
OCLC Number: 1110143610
Description: 364 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Imbolo Mbue.

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"'We should have known the end was near.' So begins Imbolo Mbue's exquisite and devastating 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 a large and powerful 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 corrupt, brazen dictator, exists to serve its own interest. Left with few choices, the people of Kosawa decide to fight the American corporation. Doing so will come at a steep price. Told through multiple perspectives and centered around a fierce young 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 ghosts of colonialism, comes up against one village's quest for justice--and a young woman's willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of her people's freedom"--

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