monday, March 13, 2023
Imbolo Mbue is the author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers, which won the PEN/Faulker Award for Fiction and was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. The novel has been translated into eleven languages, adapted into an opera and a stage play, and optioned for a miniseries. Her new novel, How Beautiful We Were, is about what happened when a fictional African village decided to fight against an American oil company that had been polluting its land for many years. The book was listed as one of the New York Times Top 10 Best Books of 2021. A native of Limbe, Cameroon, and a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia Universities, Mbue lives in New York.