About This Event:

We are excited to announce that the winner of the 14th Annual WOMEN'S WAY Book Prize is Imbolo Mbue for her newest novel, How Beautiful We Were.

Join us for a virtual discussion with Imbolo Mbue on Thursday, October 20th from 5:30 - 7:00 PM EST. The event will be moderated by Jeannine A. Cook, author and shopkeeper of Harriett’s Bookshop, and will include a Q&A session with the audience.

In a special partnership with Harriett's Bookshop, those who register for the event will receive a 10% discount code that can be used towards the purchase of How Beautiful We Were from Harriett's Bookshop. The code will be sent through email after registering for the event.

This one-of-a-kind discussion will not be recorded - register today! Please note: This is a free event but donations are appreciated.


About the Author: Imbolo Mbue is the author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Blue Metropolis Words to Change Prize 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 eleven languages, adapted into an opera and a stage play, and optioned for a movie. A native of Limbe, Cameroon, and a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia Universities, Mbue lives in New York City.

About How Beautiful We Were: Told from the perspective of a generation of children and the family of a girl named Thula who grows up to become a revolutionary, How Beautiful We Were is a masterful exploration of what happens when the reckless drive for profit, coupled with the ghost of colonialism, comes up against one community’s determination to hold on to its ancestral land and a young woman’s willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of her people’s freedom.

“A novel with the richness and power of a great contemporary fable, and a heroine for our time.” -Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend, winner of the National Book Award