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Dear Senthuran: A Black spirit memoir (Hardback)

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'Unlike anything I've read . . . Remarkable.' Roxane Gay


'A thing of great beauty.' Paris Review


In letters addressed to their friends, to members of their family - both biological and chosen - and to fellow storytellers, Akwaeke describes the shape of a life lived in overlapping realities. Through heartbreak, chronic pain, intimacy with death, becoming a beast, this is embodiment as a nonhuman: outside the boundaries imposed by expectations and legibility. This book is an account of the grueling work of realignment and remaking necessary to carve out a future for oneself.


The result is a Black spirit memoir: a powerful, raw unfolding of identity.


'An audacious sojourn through the terror and beauty of refusing to explain yourself. ' New York Times



BiographyMemoirsEssays & WritingEssays & JournalismLiterary essays Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 01/07/2021 ISBN-13: 9780571366149  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Akwaeke Emezi (they/them) is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Death of Vivek Oji, which was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize; Pet, a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature; and Freshwater, which was named a New York Times Notable Book, longlisted for both the Wellcome Book Prize and the Women's Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize. Selected as a 5 Under 35 honoree by the National Book Foundation, they are based in liminal spaces.

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