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'A formidable storyteller' JONATHAN FRANZEN 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 interest 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.

Rayons : Littérature générale > Littérature générale

  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    384 Pages

  • Longueur

    21.4 cm

  • Largeur

    13.5 cm

  • Poids

    358 g

  • Distributeur


  • Support principal

    Grand format

Imbolo Mbue

  • Pays : Etats-unis
  • Langue : Anglais (etats-unis)

Imbolo Mbue a quitté Limbe, capitale du Cameroun, en 1998 pour faire ses études aux États-Unis. Elle a grandi en lisant les grands auteurs africains : Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, mais c'est chez Toni Morrison et Gabriel Garcia Marquez que sa sensation d'être éclatée entre deux cultures a trouvé un écho. Les plus grands éditeurs américains ont enchéri pour acquérir Voici venir les rêveurs, son premier roman, qui a fait l'événement de la Foire de Francfort en 2014. Puissions-nous vivre longtemps est son deuxième roman. Elle vit à Manhattan.