How Beautiful We Were

A bold young lady from a little African town begins an unrest against an American oil organization in this general, motivating novel from the New York Times top rated creator of Behold the Dreamers. 

"An epic with the extravagance and force of an extraordinary contemporary tale, and a courageous woman for our time."— Sigrid Nunez, writer of The Friend, champ of the National Book Award 

We ought to have realized the end was close. So starts Imbolo Mbue's incredible second novel, How Beautiful We Were. Set in the anecdotal African town of Kosawa, it recounts a group living in dread in the midst of natural corruption fashioned by an American oil organization. Pipeline spills have delivered farmlands barren. Kids are passing on from drinking harmful water. Guarantees of cleanup and monetary repayments to the residents are made—and overlooked. The nation's administration, driven by a baldfaced despot, exists to serve its own advantages. Left with not many decisions, individuals of Kosawa choose to retaliate. Their battle will keep going for quite a long time and come at a precarious cost. 

Told from the viewpoint of an age of kids and the group of a young lady named Thula who grows up to turn into a progressive, How Beautiful We Were is a marvelous investigation of what happens when the wild drive for benefit, combined with the phantom of expansionism, faces one local area's assurance to clutch its tribal land and a young lady's readiness to forfeit everything for her kin's opportunity.

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