An extraordinary debut novel exploring the metaphysics of identity and mentalhealth, centering on a young Nigerian woman as she struggles to reconcile theproliferation of multiple selves within her.
'Sheer perfection: sexy, sensual, spiritual, wise. One of the most dazzling debuts I've ever read.' Taiye Selasi, author of Ghana Must Go
Akwaeke Emezi is an Igbo and Tamil writer and artist based in liminal spaces. Born and raised in Nigeria, she received her MPA from New York University. She was awarded a 2015 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship and won the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa. Her work has been selected and edited by Chimamanda Adichie, and published in various literary magazines, including Granta. Freshwater is her debut.