Imbolo Mbue “Behold the Dreamer”
Where: Revolution Books
437 Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Ave. @132nd St
212-691-3345 Price: $5-$10 donation, or pay what you can
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This absorbing debut novel tells the story of Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant to America, along with his wife Neni and their six-year old son Liomi. It takes place in NYC during the financial meltdown of 2007-09. An Oprah Book Club pick, and named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian.
“No false notes here, no narrative shortcuts, and certainly no manufactured happy endings”—National Public Radio.
Imbolo Mbue is a native of Limbe, Cameroon. She lives in New York City. In 2017, she won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Behold the Dreamers.Buy tickets/get more info now