The astonishing new novel from the author of Freshwater - longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Wellcome Book Prize.
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, their debut novel, was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in fiction by the American Library Association, and longlisted for both the Wellcome Book Prize and Women's Prize for Fiction in 2019.