Behold the Dreamers

Behold the Dreamers


Imbolo Mbue

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The Statue of Christopher Columbus

The statue, which stands in Columbus Circle in Manhattan, symbolizes the Jonga family’s search for a land of prosperity and riches—not unlike the purpose of Columbus’s journey. Jende Jonga is the “explorer” who leads his…

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The Doublers

The doublers are parallel figures to Wall Street stockbrokers and investment bankers, signifying the possibility of corruption and exploitation anywhere. Two weeks before the world learns about the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Jende Jonga has…

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