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How beautiful we were : a novel

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"'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."--

Available copies

  • 29 of 45 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

6 current holds with 45 total copies.

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Ardsley Public Library FICTION MBUE (Text)
New Book
31000151265355
Available
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Bedford Free Library FIC MBU (Text)
Fiction
31002150813508
Available
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Bedford Hills Free Library MBUE (Text)
Fiction
31003151573521
Available
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION MBUE (Text)
New Fiction
31036150949748
Checked out
05/26/2022
Bronxville Public Library FICTION MBUE (Text)
Fiction
31004151759961
Checked out
06/05/2022
Chappaqua Library FICTION MBUE (Text)
Fiction
31005500430683
Checked out
06/13/2022
Croton Free Library FICTION/MBUE (Text)
Fiction
31006151797628
Checked out
06/12/2022
Croton Free Library FICTION/MBUE (Text)
Fiction
31006151797636
Available
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library MBUE (Text)
Fiction
31007151394978
Available
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION MBUE (Text)
Fiction
31008152387342
Checked out
05/27/2022
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