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Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi (author)
Title
Freshwater
Author
Akwaeke Emezi
Language
English
Publisher
London: Faber & Faber, 2018
224 p.
ISBN
9780571345410
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q5x65r9

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About Akwaeke Emezi

Akwaeke Emezi (born 6 June 1987, Umuahia, Nigeria) is an lgbo and Tamil writer and video artist, best known for their 2018 debut novel Freshwater.

Personal life

Born to a Nigerian father, and Indian Tamil mother, Emezi grew up in Aba, Nigeria. Emezi and their sister Yagazie used storytelling to escape the riots, dictatorship, and dangerous reality of their childhoods. Emezi began writing short stories when they were five years old. They received their MPA from New York University.

Emezi uses the personal pronouns they/them/theirs.

Freshwater

Freshwater tells the semi-autobiographical story of the protagonist, Ada, who is an ogbanje. Emezi explores their Igbo heritage's spirituality and gender alongside those of Western construction and invites their audience to think critically about this spirit/body binary.

Reception

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