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We are excited to host bestselling author Imbolo Mbue for a free virtual talk at 7 p.m. March 11!

Mbue is the author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers, which tells the story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy. The book won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Blue Metropolis Words to Change Award, and was an Oprah’s Book Club selection.

Register here for this event.

All NCW Virtual Reads events are free and open to the public. Events will be held through the Zoom digital meeting platform.  Registrants will receive and email with the Zoom meeting information.

Mbue’s latest book, How Beautiful We Were, tells the story of the fictional African village of Kosawa, whose residents fight back against a foreign oil company that is poisoning their land, air, rivers and children.

Learn more about Mbue in this recent New York Times article.

A native of the seaside town of Limbe, Cameroon and a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia universities, Imbolo Mbue lives in New York City.

Read and listen to Imbolo’s books on Overdrive or find print and audiobooks through our online catalog.

Watch Mbue read an excerpt from Behold the Dreamers here.

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