Imbolo Mbue

New African literature is disrupting what Western presses prize

African literature is the object of immense international interest across both academic and popular registers. Far from the field’s earlier, post-colonial association with marginality, a handful of star “Afropolitan” names are at the forefront of global trade publishing.

Imbolo Mbue wins 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for debut novel Behold the Dreamers

Imbolo Mbue has won the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her debut novel Behold the Dreamers.