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Akwaeke Emezi

Autor(a) de Freshwater

9+ Works 4,078 Membros 147 Críticas 4 Favorited

About the Author

Séries

Obras por Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater (2018) 1,125 exemplares
Pet (2019) 1,072 exemplares
The Death of Vivek Oji (2020) 943 exemplares
Bitter (2022) 174 exemplares
Content Warning: Everything (2022) 45 exemplares
Little Rot: A Novel (2024) 9 exemplares

Associated Works

Granta 158: In the Family (2022) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares

Etiquetado

2020 (20) 2021 (17) 2022 (20) a ler (608) Abuso infantil (27) Audiobook (29) Black author (27) contemporâneo (21) doença mental (21) e-livro (32) Engelen (23) Família (32) Fantasia (124) Ficção (303) Kindle (19) LGBT (34) LGBTQ (96) LGBTQ+ (23) LGBTQIA (27) lido (30) literary fiction (25) Literatura da Nigéria (19) Luto (26) Memórias (23) middle grade (18) monsters (44) Nigéria (96) Não ficção (19) por ler (25) Queer (31) Realismo mágico (46) Romance (37) Romance (38) Saúde mental (17) terror (31) Trans (18) Transgénero (56) Ya (37) Ya (58) África (42)

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1987-06-06
Sexo
non-binary
Nacionalidade
Nigeria
País (no mapa)
Nigeria
Local de nascimento
Umuahia, Nigeria
Locais de residência
Aba, Nigeria
New York, New York, USA
Educação
New York University (MPA)
Ocupações
novelist
short-story writer
Prémios e menções honrosas
National Book Foundation, 5 Under 35 Honoree (2018)
Agente
Jacqueline Ko (The Wylie Agency)

Membros

Críticas

Sexual Coming of Age

This tenderly written book explores the meaning of identity, friendship and love. Although the title and opening scene let's you know that the protagonist is brutally murdered, the book also deals with topics such as adultery, incest, and bigamy. It also contains explicit sexual content.
 
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Chrissylou62 | 33 outras críticas | Apr 11, 2024 |
this ‘romance’ was so disingenuous and hollow. the justification for their relationship being they both are grieving dead partners without any other commonality is not romantic but feels like clutching at straws for justification for their poor and really immoral decisions
 
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highlandcow | 16 outras críticas | Mar 13, 2024 |
3.75. This novel is reaching for so much and playing with such interesting stuff. It is immersive and vivid and sometimes genuinely cracked open the ontological framework my brain spends most of its time in in really interesting ways. I have some qualms about its success as a novel, as that specific kind of storytelling, that unit of art. To be fair, that is definitely one of the things Emezi deliberately deprioritized--I'm just not sure it's quite for me. I liked this a lot but wanted to like it more, maybe.… (mais)
 
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localgayangel | 48 outras críticas | Mar 5, 2024 |
I wouldn't say it's a new favorite, but interesting and thoughtful. What it takes to build and maintain a utopia is sometimes scary and harsh---that's given verbal acknowledgement at the beginning of the book, and then shown in practice through the rest.

The writing is a little young for the characters' ages (they're supposed to be what, 16?). On the other hand, part of the story is about the dangers of enforced naivety, so maybe it does fit. The theme of coming into adulthood as a person separate from your parents and making your own decisions is very appropriately teenager, though maybe expressed in the story with more clarity than most teenagers would be able to muster.

Every character had a really different voice---vocabulary, grammar, accent, method of speaking---which, come to think of it, is an interesting artistic choice! I particularly liked Pet's longer bits of dialogue, repetitive and poetic.
… (mais)
 
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caedocyon | 41 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
9
Also by
2
Membros
4,078
Popularidade
#6,171
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
147
ISBN
116
Línguas
10
Marcado como favorito
4

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