How Beautiful We Were

Author(s): Imbolo Mbue

Adult CD

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 to the villagers are made – and ignored. The country’s government, led by a brazen dictator, exists to serve its own interests 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.

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General Fields

  • : 9780655675020
  • : Bolinda Publishing Pty, Limited
  • : Bolinda Audio
  • : March 2021
  • : {"length"=>["13.4"], "width"=>["14.6"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Imbolo Mbue
  • : CD-Audio
  • : English