Akwaeke Emezi

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About Akwaeke Emezi

Akwaeke Emezi (they/them) is the author of the memoir Dear Senthuran; New York Times bestseller The Death of Vivek Oji, which was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize; Pet, a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature; and Freshwater, which was named a New York Times Notable Book, longlisted for both the Wellcome Book Prize and the Women's Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Selected as a 5 Under 35 honoree by the National Book Foundation, they are based in liminal spaces.

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Happy birthday Akwaeke Emezi
Happy Birthday Akwaeke Emezi! Now's the time to read Bitter published by Faber & Faber.
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Happy birthday Akwaeke Emezi
Happy Birthday Akwaeke Emezi! Now's the time to read Pet published by Faber & Faber.
3 months ago
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Out now! Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi,. Published by Faber & Faber.
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Love Your Pet Day
Whatever pet you have, read Pet by Akwaeke Emezi. Published by Faber & Faber.
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Out now! Pet by Akwaeke Emezi, illustrated by Akwaeke Emezi. Published by Faber & Faber.
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Has your school library got Pet by Akwaeke Emezi? Published by Faber & Faber.
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