FRESHWATER

: Emezi (A.)

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229pp., paperback, London, 2018

 

"With a plot as alive and urgent as it is relatable, Freshwater is also solidly its own, brims with its unique preoccupations. Never before have I read a novel like it - one that speaks to the unification and separation of bodies and souls, the powers or lack thereof of gods and humans, and the long and arduous journey to claiming our many selves, or to setting our many selves free." Chinelo Okparanta, author of Under the Udala Tree

"Wow. The net effect is a feeling of being peeled open, and quickly finding that skinless place to be normal. More than any novel I can remember, it feels utterly present to the place we are in the world." Binyavanga Wainaina, author of One Day I will Write About This Place

Akwaeke Emezi was born in Umuahia and raised in Aba, Nigeria. They are the author of the novel, The Death of Vivek Odji, and the young adult novel, Pet.