Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue (36/52)

It’s never a question of whether you have problems, its just a matter of what your problems are. The over-riding conceit of this novel is that the immigrant story weaves and parallels with the privileged. As a driver for the wealthy, Jende, a Cameroonian immigrant, balances the anxiety of a nomad with the rootedness of a family man. Mbue tells the story with enough empathy to go around. Interesting take on the fallout of the economic crisis of 2008. Humanity abounds. Great read.

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