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The Resource How beautiful we were : a novel, Imbolo Mbue

How beautiful we were : a novel, Imbolo Mbue

Label
How beautiful we were : a novel
Title
How beautiful we were
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Imbolo Mbue
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, [this novel] tells the story of a people living in fear amidst environmental degradation wrought by a large and powerful American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic water. Promises of clean up and financial reparations to the villagers are made--and ignored. The country's government, led by a corrupt, brazen dictator, exists to serve its own interests. Left with few choices, the people of Kosawa decide to fight the American corporation. Doing so will come at a steep price. Told through multiple perspectives and centered around a fierce young girl named Thula who grows up to become a revolutionary, How Beautiful We Were is a masterful exploration of what happens when the reckless drive for profit, coupled with the ghosts of colonialism, comes up against one village's quest for justice--and a young woman's willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of her people's freedom"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TEFMT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mbue, Imbolo
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3613.B84
LC item number
H69 2021ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Prentice Onayemi, Janina Edwards, Dion Graham, JD Jackson, Allyson Johnson, and Lisa Renee Pitts
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Onayemi, Prentice
  • Edwards, Janina
  • Graham, Dion
  • Jackson, JD
  • Johnson, Allyson
  • Pitts, Lisa Renee
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Villages
  • Oil spills
  • Environmental degradation
  • Corporations
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
How beautiful we were : a novel, Imbolo Mbue
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780593209950
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
  • 9780593209950
  • 9780593209950
  • 9780593209950
  • 9780593209950
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 60dl6m
  • 40dl6m
  • 12468834
  • 12468834
Publisher number
  • PRHA 9747
  • 12468834
  • 12468834
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1236457207
  • (OCoLC)1236457207
  • 2434152
  • 2434152
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
How beautiful we were : a novel, Imbolo Mbue
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780593209950
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
  • 9780593209950
  • 9780593209950
  • 9780593209950
  • 9780593209950
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 60dl6m
  • 40dl6m
  • 12468834
  • 12468834
Publisher number
  • PRHA 9747
  • 12468834
  • 12468834
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1236457207
  • (OCoLC)1236457207
  • 2434152
  • 2434152
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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