Bookshelf | In Behold the Dreamers, Imbolo Mbue paints a picture of struggling immigrant life in New York City

Cover of the book Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue, featuring New York City building and cars, on a background of red, orange, yellow, brown, and black triangles.
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Jende Jonga and his wife Neni are a hardworking Cameroonian couple eking out a living in Harlem. Jende, an undocumented immigrant, earns money driving a livery cab, and Neni, in the country on a student visa, works in domestic services while pursuing her college education. Though their days are filled with low-wage labor, and their living conditions are meager, Jende and Neni strive to make the best of their situation, in hope of a better future for themselves and their young son.

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