How beautiful we were : a novel
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Published
New York : Random House Large Print, [2021].
Edition
First large print edition.
ISBN
9780593213308, 0593213300
Physical Desc
513 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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Published
New York : Random House Large Print, [2021].
Format
Large Print
Edition
First large print edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780593213308, 0593213300

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"'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, Joy of the Oppressed 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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mbue, I. (2021). How beautiful we were: a novel (First large print edition.). Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mbue, Imbolo. 2021. How Beautiful We Were: A Novel. Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mbue, Imbolo. How Beautiful We Were: A Novel Random House Large Print, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mbue, Imbolo. How Beautiful We Were: A Novel First large print edition., Random House Large Print, 2021.

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