Behold the Dreamers

Behold the Dreamers

by

Imbolo Mbue

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A crunchy, fried Cameroonian dessert or snack served on Christmas. It is sweetened with orange zest, sugar, and nutmeg. Neni prepares it during the Jongas’ first Christmas together in the United States.
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Chin-Chin Term Timeline in Behold the Dreamers

The timeline below shows where the term Chin-Chin appears in Behold the Dreamers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 37
The Sustainability of the American Dream Theme Icon
Family and Belonging Theme Icon
...they eat rice and chicken stew, like most people in Limbe do, and Neni makes chin-chin and cake. The night before, the family watched It’s a Wonderful Life. For the rest... (full context)