Imbolo Mbue, 41st Annual ODU Literary Festival


Imbolo Mbue


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Featured Participant

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Big Blue Room, Ted Constant Convocation Center

Author/Artist Bio

Imbolo Mbue is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Behold the Dreamers, which won the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Blue Metropolis Words to Change Award, and was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. Named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times and The Washington Post and a Best Book of the Year by close to a dozen publications, the novel has been translated into 10 languages, adapted into an opera, and optioned for a movie. A native of the seaside town of Limbe, Cameroon, and a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia universities, Mbue currently lives in New York City.


Wednesday, October 24, 7 p.m.

Imbolo Mbue was also the featured speaker for the President's Lecture Series. Remica Bingham-Risher, Co-Director of the Festival, welcomed the audience and introduced Tim Seibles, who introduced Imbolo Mbue.

Video Runtime: 01:09:08

File Size: 501 MB

File Type: Quicktime movie

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