Behold the DreamersBook - 2017
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"This book is highly compelling and details the complexities of love, money, and the American Dream. The variety of characters will surely connect with readers and the fundamental theme of ambition is sure to be recognized in all of us." -- Michele Giorlando DeRosa
"Behold the Dreamers tells the story of an Cameroonian couple who come to the US with hopes of bettering their lives. Their fortunes rise and then fall with 2008 financial collapse as their American dream become unattainable.
The is the story of one family facing the obstacles that so many i... Read More »
"Imbolo Mbue is a native of Limbe, Cameroon. She holds a B.S. from Rutgers University and an M.A. from Columbia University. A resident of the United States for over a decade, she lives in New York City. Longlisted for a PEN Open Book Award • A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage... Read More »
GreenwichFiction Nov 22, 2016
The novel tackles themes of family, race and the American Dream as it tells the tale of Jonga, a West African who finds a job as a chauffeur for a high level executive at Lehman Brothers. Jongas wife is hired by the execs wife and the family become close. But Jongas life in America takes an incre... Read More »
Not yet published but garnering rave reviews and hype, this debut novel tells the story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy
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Jalaluddin Rumi, the Sufi mystic. He’s the one who said, ‘Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.’ Which was his own way of saying, ‘Let’s not dwell too much on labeling things as right or wrong.
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