Alumni Book Club Discussion

The Hofstra University Alumni Book Club will discuss Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue at the September meeting on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House.

Book description: Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty and Jende is eager to please. Clark’s wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwards’s summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future. However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades. When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job, even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice. Source: Amazon.com

 

September Book Club Flyer

Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House

 

 

To join the Alumni Book Club or for more information, please contact the Alumni Affairs Office at (516) 463-6636 or Sandra.J.Lombino@Hofstra.ed

 

 

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

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Alumni House - Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro
Shapiro Alumni House
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


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Alumni Affairs Office

Phone: 516-463-6636
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