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Join award winning author, Imbolo Mbue for a discussion about her work, including her new novel How Beautiful We Were
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Imbolo Mbue is the author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers
, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was an Oprah's Book Club selection. The novel has been translated into eleven languages, adapted into an opera and a stage play, and optioned for a miniseries.
Her new novel, How Beautiful We Were
, will be published on March 9, 2021.
A native of Limbe, Cameroon, and a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia Universities, Mbue lives in New York.
This program is made possible with support from Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Since 2009, Oregon Humanities has hosted onstage conversations with writers, civic leaders, activists, and artists in bars, cafes, pubs, and theaters in Portland and around Oregon, including events in Deschutes County. Originally called Think & Drink, the program was renamed Consider This in 2020. Deschutes Public Library has hosted five events in partnership with Oregon Humanities including presentations by Walidah Imarisha, Rinku Sen, Rich Benjamin and Matika Wilbur.