THE DEATH OF VIVEK OJI

: Emezi (A.)

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248pp., paperback, London, 2020

 

New York Times Editor's Choice.

"This tender, visceral novel follows a character who is both dead and alive, male and female ... while the novel sets out to solve the mystery of Oji’s death, what gives it power is how it uncovers the story of a person shielded by the peace of self-acceptance against the pain of the world. Here is proof of what good fiction does best: it is an antidote to invisibility." The Guardian

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