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Rowayton Library F MBU (Text to phone) 33625122836021 Adult New Fiction Recently Returned -
Ansonia Public Library FIC MBUE, IMBOLO (Text to phone) 34045120773838 Adult New Fiction Checked out 07/06/2021
Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton FIC Mbu (Text to phone) 33160148503983 Adult New Material Available -
Bethel Public Library NEW MBUE (Text to phone) 34030148190173 Adult New Fiction Available -
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport FIC MBUE (Text to phone) 34000147993455 Adult New Fiction Available -
Brookfield Library F/MBUE (Text to phone) 34029146689087 Adult New Fiction Available -
Burnham Library - Bridgewater FIC MBUE (Text to phone) 36937002164227 Adult New Material Available -
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport FIC MBUE (Text to phone) 34000147993448 Adult New Fiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC MBU (Text to phone) 34014148577985 Adult New Fiction Available -
Chester Public Library MBU (Text to phone) 33210000522363 Adult Fiction Available -
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Summary, etc.: "'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"--
Subject: Villages Africa Fiction
Oil spills Fiction
Environmental degradation Fiction
Corporations Fiction
Africa Fiction
Genre: Novels.
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