A tale of class, race and the pursuit of the American Dream

A powerful and timely story of marriage, class, race and the pursuit of the American Dream. Behold the Dreamers is a dazzling debut novel about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – and of what we’re prepared to sacrifice to hold on to each of them.

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Behold the Dreamers
By Imbolo Mbue

What bloggers and reviewers are saying....

Behold the Dreamers vividly brings Jende and Neni’s worlds to life. Although most of the story takes place in the US, we get a strong sense of their life in Cameroon

Tragedy stalks all the characters. None is spared. Yet Ms Mbue treats all her characters with dignity, even when they make mistakes.

Readers witness how experiences, painful and foreign, mature and change people...

The book deserves every success: written with tremendous compassion, in the kind of direct prose that pulls the eye effortlessly along while squeezing at the heart in just the right places...