How Beautiful We Were

ISBN: 9780593229163 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2021 Autor: Imbolo Mbue Editură: Random House Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 384 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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We should have known the end was near. So begins Imbolo Mbue's devastating second novel, How Beautiful We Were. Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, it tells of a people living in fear amid environmental degradation wrought by an American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic water. Promises of cleanup 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 will last for decades and come at a steep price. Told from 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 on to its ancestral land and a young woman's willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of her people's freedom.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Imbolo Mbue
Data Publicarii
2021
Editura
Random House
Inaltime
23.2
Latime
15.6
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
384
Bic
FA
Greutate
503
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