How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue

"How Beautiful We Were" is a novel set in a fictional African village called Kosawa, where the people are suffering from the devastating effects of an American oil company's presence. The story is told through the eyes of a young girl named Thula, who grows up to become a revolutionary leader fighting for justice for her people. The novel explores themes of environmental destruction, corruption, and the power of community and resistance. It is a powerful and moving story that sheds light on the ongoing struggles faced by many communities in the Global South.

The 9634th greatest book of all time

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Total Points: 96

Since this book was first published in 2021, there is a penalty of 75.2%. The age adjusted score is 23.81.

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