Award-winning author of 'Behold the Dreamers' Imbolo Mbue will speak at the Detroit Public Library

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The latest installment of the Detroit Public Library’s free winter author series welcomes Imbolo Mbue, author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers. The novel — which earned the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction and the Blue Metropolis Words to Change Award, as well as a featured spot on Oprah’s Book Club — explores the American Dream through the story of a Cameroonian couple that relocates to New York during the 2008 recession. Mbue will speak and answer questions about her seminal work.

Imbolo Mbue will appear on Wednesday, Feb. 6 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Detroit Public Library Main Branch; 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit;; Event is free, RSVP is suggested.

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