A native of the seaside town of Limbe, Cameroon, Imbolo Mbue is the author of the bestselling book Behold the Dreamers, the story of a young Cameroonian couple whose new lives in New York are upended by the Great Recession. Seattle Arts and Lectures brings Mbue to Town Hall’s stage for a conversation about her writing process and the ways her life experiences shaped her debut novel. Mbue dives into the wealth of lived experience that informed her book—her own experience of being an African immigrant and the experiences of immigrants from around the world who shared their stories with her. Join Mbue for a firsthand account of the lives, truths, and hardships that helped build this amazing story.
Imbolo Mbue is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Behold The Dreamers, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Blue Metropolis Words to Change Award, and was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. Named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and the Washington Post and a Best Book of the Year by close to a dozen publications, the novel has been translated into 12 languages, adapted into an opera, about to become a stage play, and was recently optioned for a movie.
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