Imbolo Mbue, whose debut novel “Behold the Dreamers” is Oprah Winfrey’s latest selection, owes her career in part to the talk-show host. (Source: Black America Web, Hillel Italie)

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“Years ago, I went to the library one day in Falls Church, Virginia, to borrow a book and saw a shelf that only had Oprah book club picks,” Mbue, 36, told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview. “And one of the books that caught my eye was Toni Morrison’s ‘Song of Solomon.’ And after reading it, I was very much in awe of it (and) thought maybe I would try writing, too.”

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Inspration comes in many forms. Click the link below to find out how Oprah personally influenced Imbolo!

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