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Imbolo Mbue

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Imbolo Mbue is a native of Limbe, Cameroon. She holds a BS from Rutgers University and an MA from Columbia University. A resident of the United States for more than a decade, she lives in New York City.

Genres: Literary Fiction
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book winner (2017) : Behold the Dreamers

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