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How Beautiful We Were

To those disinclined to question the role of economic exploitation, reading Imbolo Mbue’s new novel may prove an unsettling experience.

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Review of ‘How Beautiful We Were’

In 2017, Imbolo Mbue won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her novel Behold the Dreamers, but it’s taken 17 years for the novel she began before that one, How Beautiful We Were, to reach publication. Readers who enjoyed Behold the Dreamers will be pleased that Mbue persisted to tell this powerful story of…

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