Behold the Dreamers written by Imbolo Mbue is the story of the Jende and Neni Jonga who have recently immigrated from Cameroon to the United States in order to create a better life for their son Liomi. Jende applies for a job as a driver for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Despite their major differences, Clark and his wife Cindy establish a relationship with the Jongas, with Cindy offering Neni temporary work. When the Jongas undergo financial and immigration hardships, however, their American Dream is put at risk.
Jessica Jenkins ’19