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The Resource How beautiful we were : a novel, Imbolo Mbue

How beautiful we were : a novel, Imbolo Mbue

Label
How beautiful we were : a novel
Title
How beautiful we were
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Imbolo Mbue
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'We should have known the end was near.' So begins Imbolo Mbue's exquisite and devastating novel How Beautiful We Were. Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, it tells the story of a people living in fear amidst environmental degradation wrought by a large and powerful American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic water. Promises of clean up and financial reparations to the villagers are made--and ignored. The country's government, led by a corrupt, brazen dictator, exists to serve its own interest. Left with few choices, the people of Kosawa decide to fight the American corporation. Doing so will come at a steep price. Told through multiple perspectives and centered around a fierce young girl named Thula who grows up to become a revolutionary, Joy of the Oppressed is a masterful exploration of what happens when the reckless drive for profit, coupled with the ghosts of colonialism, comes up against one village's quest for justice--and a young woman's willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of her people's freedom"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mbue, Imbolo
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.B84
LC item number
H69 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Villages
  • Oil spills
  • Environmental degradation
  • Corporations, American
  • Justice
  • Women revolutionaries
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
How beautiful we were : a novel, Imbolo Mbue
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
513 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593213308
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2019031375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
How beautiful we were : a novel, Imbolo Mbue
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
513 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593213308
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2019031375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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