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How Beautiful We Were

Imbolo Mbue

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  • 320 sidor
  • 2021
'A formidable storyteller' JONATHAN FRANZEN

Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, How Beautiful We Were tells the story of a people living in fear amidst environmental degradation wrought by an American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic water.

Promises of clean-up and financial reparations are made - and ignored. The country's government, led by a brazen dictator, exists to serve its own interest only. Left with few choices, the people of Kosawa decide to fight back.

But their fight will come at a steep price . . . one which generation after generation will have to pay. Told through the perspective of a generation of children and the family of a girl named Thula, 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 onto its ancestral land and a young woman's willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of her people's freedom.
  • Författare: Imbolo Mbue
  • Format: Pocket/Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781838851354
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 320
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2021-03-11
  • Förlag: Canongate Books