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Freshwater
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Freshwater (Paperback)

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'Completely blew me away.' Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Under


'One of the most dazzling debuts I've ever read.' Taiye Selasi, author of Ghana Must Go


'I'm urging everyone to read it.' Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure


Ada has always been unusual. Her parents prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry. Their troubled child begins to develop separate selves and is prone to fits of anger and grief. When Ada grows up and heads to college in America, a traumatic event crystallises the selves into something more powerful.


As Ada fades into the background of her own mind, these 'alters' - now protective, now hedonistic - take control, shifting her life in a dangerous direction.



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 06/06/2019 ISBN-13: 9780571345403  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Akwaeke Emezi is an Igbo and Tamil writer and video artist based in liminal spaces. They are a recipient of the National Book Foundation's '5 Under 35' award for 2018, selected by Carmen Maria Machado. Born in Umuahia and raised in Aba, Nigeria, Emezi holds two degrees, including an MPA from New York University. In 2017, Emezi was awarded a Global Arts Fund grant and a Sozopol Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction. They won the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa, and their writing has been published by Dazed Magazine, The Cut, Buzzfeed, Granta Online, Vogue.com, and Commonwealth Writers, among others. Freshwater, which was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in fiction by the American Library Association, is their debut novel.

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Freshwater is one of those books that pulls you in and demands your attention. The story follows Ada who is born an ogbanje—an malevolent Igbo spirit living inside a child, whose goal is to torment its family by dying young and then reappearing in the next child. But Ada does not die, and so we see how someone, with multiple spirits occupying the marble room of their mind, lives. 

Akwaeke Emezi writes masterfully, exploring themes of mental health, trauma, sexual violence and gender identity, drawing on their own experience of being gender non-binary and trans, and having different identities. I was captivated from the first page to the last, and I am not content with just recommending this book to friends—everyone should read Freshwater!

Jenny, Design Team

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 28/06/2019

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