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Originally from Limbe, Cameroon, Imbolo Mbue moved to the U.S. to go to college. She began writing Behold the Dreamers after she lost her job in the financial crisis.
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Hamdi Ali Musa saw her first book when she was 10. Now 25, she's one of Hargeisa's only librarians. "A revolution has been happening in publishing books, reading, writing and literature," she says.
In the world of books and literature, "diversity" has recently become hotly debated, along with other cultural and media spheres. Though a few writers of color seem to be getting more shine, the demographics of those working behind the scenes in publishing remain almost entirely white.