Behold the Dreamers

Behold the Dreamers


Imbolo Mbue

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A flowing, wide-sleeved robe that is normally worn by men in West Africa. The garment comes in a range of colors and is similar to a dashiki. Jende notices, in his dream about the doublers, that there are no singing gamblers where agbadas.
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Agbada Term Timeline in Behold the Dreamers

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Chapter 26
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...though actually a sturdily built man, appears “slender and tall.” The singing gamblers, who wear agbadas and beat djembe drums and usually position themselves near the women selling strong kanda, are... (full context)