How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue
This book is about a fictional village in an unnamed country that seems to be located in West Africa. The people of the village have a problem because an American oil company called Pexton has come to drill in their village and is polluting the land and the water. The worst thing about this is that the polluted water is leading to the deaths of the children in the village. The story unfolds as the people of Kosawa try to save the lives of their children and fight against the beast of Pexton that is closely linked with their own government.
This is a story about how capitalism has damaged many environments and what impact this has had on the most vulnerable people. A must read for anyone concerned about our global future.