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How beautiful we were : a novel / Imbolo Mbue.

Mbue, Imbolo, (author.).

Available copies

  • 17 of 22 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 22 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Clinton PL - Clinton MBU (Text) 36806002121471 NEW ITEMS Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville F MBUE (Text) 78321000032023 Adult Fiction Available -
Eckhart PL - Main F MBUE imbolo How (Text) 840191003091366 New Items - Main Level Checked out 07/07/2021
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora FIC MBU (Text) 50825010800232 Fiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg FIC MBUE (Text) 32826014304752 New Books Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood FICTION Mbue (Text) 36626104221270 2nd Floor New Adult Available -
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg FIC MBU (Text) 39970001048296 FIC Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville FIC MBUE, IMBOLO (Text) 33946003643850 New Books . 2nd Floor On holds shelf -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch NEW FICTION MBUE (Text) 37516002065949 Adult New Book Shelf-Fiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon F MBUE (Text) 34330513510603 Adult - New Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593132425
  • ISBN: 0593132424
  • Physical Description: 364 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2021]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"'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, How Beautiful We Were 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Villages > Africa > Fiction.
Oil spills > Fiction.
Environmental degradation > Fiction.
Corporations > Corrupt practices > Fiction.
Africa > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.

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