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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."--

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  • 0 of 41 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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21 current holds with 41 total copies.

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Bedford Free Library FIC MBU (Text)
New Book
31002150813508
Checked out
04/07/2021
Bedford Hills Free Library MBUE (Text)
New Fiction
31003151573521
In transit
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION MBUE (Text)
New Fiction
31004151759961
Checked out
04/16/2021
Chappaqua Library FICTION MBUE (Text)
New Fiction
31005500430683
Checked out
04/07/2021
Croton Free Library FICTION/MBUE (Text)
New Fiction
31006151797628
Checked out
04/30/2021
Croton Free Library FICTION/MBUE (Text)
New Fiction
31006151797636
On holds shelf
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library MBUE (Text)
New Book
31007151394978
On holds shelf
-
Eastchester Public Library FICTION MBUE (Text)
New Fiction
31008152387342
Checked out
04/24/2021
Greenburgh Public Library FICTION MBUE (Text)
New Fiction
31009154756278
Checked out
04/14/2021
Harrison Public Library MBUE, I. (Text)
New Fiction
31010300247212
Checked out
04/30/2021
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