A Reversal by Imbolo Mbue

A short piece on the theme of Belonging, read by the author at the 29th Annual PEN Faulkner Celebration in Washington, D.C., on October 16, 2017.

Behold the Covers

Howard M-B Maximus A cover has many faces. As the language a book is written in changes, so does its cover. Behold the Dreamers is no exception. Last month, we celebrated the first anniversary of Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers,…

Imbolo Mbue: Cameroon’s literary gem and Africa’s first million-dollar novelist

   Who is Imbolo Mbue? What does it mean to write a million-dollar novel? Nkiacha Atemkeng explores these questions and reviews “Emke“, Imbolo Mbue’s first published story. When I first heard that a US-based writer from Cameroon, Imbolo Mbue, had…

[Review] The Politics of Exile in Inongo-vi-Makomè’s Natives

Dzekashu MacViban The last few years have been exciting for Cameroonian writers. At the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2014, Random House signed a seven-figure deal for the North American rights to The Longings of Jende Jonga, a novel by Cameroonian…

Wall Street Journal Unveils the Face Behind Africa’s Most Anticipated Novel

Imbolo Mbue Photo: Kiriko Sano   Originally published on Brittle Paper Imbolo Mbue burst into the limelight late last year after signing a million dollar deal with Random House for her debut manuscript. The novel titled Behold the Dreamers follows…

Imbolo Mbue's "Million-Dollar" Novel: Behold the Dreamers

Originally published in Scribbles from the Den Dibussi Tande     Imbolo Mbue. (March 15, 2016). Behold the Dreamers: A Novel. New York: Random House, 384 pages. Formats: Ebook, Audio, Hardcover. Available on pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.…

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