We are reading Freshwater the debut novel from Akwaeke Emezi
Discover a new author in what promises to be a unique read.
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BookTree has copies available. If you read it, please join us for a discussion about the book on Tuesday, February 26th at 7pm.
“Remarkable and daring . . . Poetic and disturbing . . . Rooting Ada’s story in Igbo cosmology forces us to further question our paradigm for what causes mental illness and how it manifests. It causes us to question science and reason.”―Tariro Mzezewa, New York Times
“Akwaeke Emezi is a name you will want to remember, because surely it is one you will be hearing again and again . . . A stunning and disorienting story about a broken woman trying to overcome the pain of her human life while straddling ‘the other side’ . . . Freshwater is unlike any novel I have ever read. Its shape-shifting perspective is radical and innovative, twisting the narrative voices like the bones of a python . . . Emezi has not only made a rich contribution to Igbo mythology, she has crafted a novel so unique and fresh, it feels as if the medium has been reinvented.”―Safa Jinje, Toronto Star