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How Beautiful We Were
A Field Guide for Readers of Poetry
VerfasserIn: Mbue, Imbolo
Verfasserangabe: Imbolo Mbue
Jahr: 2021
Verlag: Canongate Books
Mediengruppe: eBook
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'Sweeping and quietly devastating' New York Times 'A David and Goliath story for our times' O, the Oprah Magazine 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 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...
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VerfasserIn: Mbue, Imbolo
VerfasserInnenangabe: Imbolo Mbue
Jahr: 2021
Verlag: Canongate Books
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ISBN: 978-1-83885-136-1
Sprache: en
Mediengruppe: eBook