I was drawn to Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi because of their outstanding writing. I found out after that the novel is autobiographical. Their work stopped me in my tracks. This visceral, multilayered story is both beautiful and bewildering. Emezi writes of spirits and embodiment in both fiction and non-fiction. Check out this article:

https://www.thecut.com/2018/01/writer-and-artist-akwaeke-emezi-gender-transition-and-ogbanje.html

I’ve never read anything like Freshwater and can’t wait for their next book.

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