Dyson Summer Reading 2018: Behold the Dreamers: A Novel

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  • Behold the Dreamers: A Novel by Imbolo Mbue

    Copies of this book are at both Mann and Olin Library.

    Discussion Themes

    A complex story raises many issues, but there are three themes particularly rich and relevant for new students at a business school with the motto “Our Business is a Better World.”  The first is the role and responsibilities of business in society (the novel is set in and around Wall Street in 2007); the second is the promise of, and gaps in, the American Dream (two protagonists are immigrants hoping for a better life in America); the third is the process of developing identity and social belonging (like some of the characters in the book, many students are exploring “who they really are” as they create a professional identity). 

    Dyson Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series Presents:

    Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers: A Novel

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. – Lecture

    8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. – Reception and Book Signing

    David L. Call Alumni Auditorium, Kennedy Hall, Room 116

    Selected Reviews of Behold the Dreamers: A Novel