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Behold The Dreamers


Author : Imbolo Mbue
language : en
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Release Date : 2017-08

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WINNER OF THE 2017 PEN/FAULKNER AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A formidable storyteller' Jonathan Franzen 'Savage and compassionate in all the right places' New York Times Book Review 'Eerily timely ... bittersweet and buoyant' Jessie Burton New York, 2007. After two long years apart, Jende Jonga has brought his wife Neni from Cameroon to join him in the land of opportunity. Drawn by the promise of America they are seeking the chance of a better life for them and their son. When Jende lands a dream job as chauffeur to a Lehman Brothers executive, Neni finds herself taken into the confidence of his glamorous wife Cindy. The Edwards are powerful and privileged: dazzling examples of what America can offer to those who are prepared to strive for it. But when the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, all four lives are dramatically upended. As faultlines appear in both marriages and secrets bubble to the surface they must all decide how far they will go in pursuit of their dreams. And what will they sacrifice along the way? 'A marvellous debut... as deeply insightful as it is delightfully entertaining' Taiye Selasi

Behold The Dreamers


Author : Imbolo Mbue
language : en
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Release Date : 2016-11-02

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Behold The Dreamers


Author : Imbolo Mbue
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2018-05-15

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HE'D NEVER BEEN ASKED TO WEAR A SUIT TO A JOB INTERVIEW. NEVER been told to bring along a copy of hisrésumé. He hadn't even owned a résumé until the previous week when he'd gone to the library on Thirtyfourthand Madison and a volunteer career counselor had written one for him, detailed his work history tosuggest he was a man of grand accomplishments: farmer responsible for tilling land and growing healthycrops; street cleaner responsible for making sure the town of Limbe looked beautiful and pristine;dishwasher in Manhattan restaurant, in charge of ensuring patrons ate from clean and germ-free plates;livery cabdriver in the Bronx, responsible for taking passengers safely from place to place.He'd never had to worry about whether his experience would be appropriate, whether his Englishwould be perfect, whether he would succeed in coming across as intelligent enough. But today, dressed inthe green double-breasted pinstripe suit he'd worn the day he entered America, his ability to impress aman he'd never met was all he could think about. Try as he might, he could do nothing but think about thequestions he might be asked, the answers he would need to give, the way he would have to walk and talkand sit, the times he would need to speak or listen and nod, the things he would have to say or not say, theresponse he would need to give if asked about his legal status in the country. His throat went dry. Hispalms moistened. Unable to reach for his handkerchief in the packed downtown subway, he wiped bothpalms on his pants.

Behold The Dreamers


Author : Imbolo Mbue
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2016

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2007. Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son.Working as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers, he displays the punctuality, discretion, and loyalty that Edwards demands. Neni's temporary work at the Edwardses' summer home in the Hamptons means a brighter future-- until Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers' façades. As the financial world threatens to collapse, the Jongas become desperate. And as their marriage threatens to fall apart, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.

A Little Dust On The Eyes


Author : Minoli Salgado
language : en
Publisher: Peepal Tree PressLtd
Release Date : 2014-10-03

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It is the late 1980s in southern Sri Lanka and Bradley Sirisena's father is abducted and tortured during the violent struggle for power between the state and local insurgents. Savi, a Sri Lankan research student long settled in the UK, has lost her way in both her thesis and her life, when she receives a wedding invitation from the uncle she would rather ignore. Meanwhile in a coastal fort in Sri Lanka, her cousin Renu continues to try to uncover the secret of Bradley's father's disappearance as she works with the wives and widows of the disappeared. Reunited on Savi's return to Sri Lanka, the cousins are compelled to confront truths that put them into direct conflict in their understanding of both the past and themselves. As the story draws to its inevitable end, a tsunami strikes and carries them all into a future that promises to be even more disturbing than the past. The novel is a haunting evocation of intersecting lives and parallel times that draws upon real historical events. Linking the personal with the political, it carries readers into the shifting landscape of memory where competing versions of the truth coexist. In this richly textured book, myth and magic merge, as the bustle of a seaside city in England gives way to the unreal calm of coastal communities in southern Sri Lanka where thousands disappeared without trace.

Ni O De Cabeza


Author : Juan Felipe Herrera
language : en
Publisher: Children's Book Press
Release Date : 2000-01

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The author recalls the year when his farm worker parents settled down in the city so that he could go to school for the first time.

Summary Of Behold The Dreamers By Imbolo Mbue Conversation Starters


Author : BookHabits
language : en
Publisher: BookHabits
Release Date : 2017-08-07

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Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue | Conversation Starters Getting the job as chauffeur to Lehman Brothers executive Clark Edwards lifted the hopes of Cameroonian immigrant Jende Jonga. With this job, he could start seeing his dreams come true. He could finally provide a better life for his wife and son. Clark Edwards and his family lived the life that everybody dreamed of – a luxurious home, material comforts, and many undreamed of privileges. The Jongas too could have this kind of life one day. But soon a financial crash takes over Lehman Brothers, sending Edwards and his chauffeur and both their families into financial trouble. Can the Jongas still look forward to their dreams being fulfilled? Can the Edwards hold on to the lavish lifestyle they were used to? Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers, recently selected for Oprah’s Book Club picks, tells the story of dreamers and their plight as they face the inevitable consequences of the 2008 financial crash that hit America. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage to do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.