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Friday June 17, 2:00pm—2:45pm Methodist Church

Imbolo Mbue: How Beautiful We Were

The New York Times, in naming Imbolo Mbue’s latest novel one of the 10 Best Books of 2021, says “'How Beautiful We Were' charts the ways repression, be it at the hands of a government or a corporation or a society, can turn the most basic human needs into radical and radicalizing acts.” USA Today writes, “What a stunningly beautiful writer Mbue is, and how lucky we are to have her stories in the world.” Infusing her characters with empathy, revealing the moral complexities and ambiguities of being human in a changing world, Mbue brings the illuminating light of literature into fresh frame.