HOW BEAUTIFUL WE WERE
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HOW BEAUTIFUL WE WERE

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From the celebrated author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers comes a sweeping, wrenching story about the collision of a small African village and an American oil company. A novel with the richness and power of a great contemporary fable, and a heroine for our time.--Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend , winner of the National Book Award We should have known the end was near. So begins Imbolo Mbues powerful 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 countrys government, led by a brazen dictator, exists to serve its own interests. 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 communitys determination to hold on to its ancestral land and a young womans willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of her peoples freedom.

  • EAN

    9780593229163

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    360 Pages

  • Longueur

    23.5 cm

  • Largeur

    15.6 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2.5 cm

  • Poids

    471 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Grand format

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