Behold the Dreamers

Behold the Dreamers


Imbolo Mbue

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Attiéké Term Analysis

A side dish in West African cuisine made from fermented or dried grated cassava. Jende is eating it with his meal at an African restaurant near the 116th Street subway station when Liomi asks him if it’s true that the Jongas will soon return to Cameroon.
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Attiéké Term Timeline in Behold the Dreamers

The timeline below shows where the term Attiéké appears in Behold the Dreamers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 20
The Sustainability of the American Dream Theme Icon
The Modern Immigrant Experience Theme Icon
...if they’re going back to Cameroon. Jende stops eating and puts down his ball of attiéké. Liomi says that he overhead Neni talking about it on the phone to someone. Jende... (full context)
Chapter 59
Family and Belonging Theme Icon
...with something to eat: fried plantains, bitter leaf soup, egusi stew, poulet DG, grilled tilapia, attiéké, moi moi, soya, jollof rice, curry chicken, and pounded yams. They eat and dance in... (full context)