Behold the Dreamers, Imbolo Mbue 
Literary Fiction
Literary Fiction
Updated: May 28, 2023
No rape or sexual assault
Rape or sexual assault mentioned in passing (in discussion and/or implied)
Sexual harassment (e.g. verbal or non-consensual touching/grabbing)
Sexual relationship between adult and teenager
Child sexual abuse
Attempted rape
Rape strongly implied/details surrounding a rape discussed in detail (i.e. the events before/after)
Detailed/vivid description of rape


A character reveals that she was conceived when a stranger raped her mother. The courts would not allow the mother to get an abortion, and the mother resents and abuses this character for looking like her rapist.

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