Chapter 1: Introductions
Proceedings: Global Voices on the University of Dayton Campus
University of Dayton
Imbolo Mbue is the author of Behold The Dreamers, a 2017 Oprah’s Book Club pick and winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award.
Mbue’s book is informed by her experience of being an immigrant and the experiences of the many immigrants that she knows. The journeys of our students and Ms. Mbue connect in Limbe: each summer a group of UD students travels to Cameroon for a cultural-immersion/study-abroad program.
Mbue’s work is particularly relevant as we have a national conversation about immigration. Behold the Dreamers explores the complexity and interrelationship of these journeys and their connection to systems that privilege, oppress, or liberate people. Its story, characters, and ideas challenge us to think and reflect deeply and critically about what it means to be human in our global world.
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Anderson, Amy E., "Introduction of the Keynote Speaker: Imbolo Mbue" (2018). Proceedings: Global Voices on the University of Dayton Campus. 11.