Akwaeke Emezi

Akwaeke Emezi


Akwaeke Emezi is an Igbo and Tamil writer and video artist based in liminal spaces. Her debut novel Freshwater (Grove Atlantic, February 2018) is an Indie Next Selection, and her short story “Who Is Like God” won the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa. Emezi’s work has been published by Granta and Vogue, among others.

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Wirija

Buy Akwaeke Emezi’s latest book, Freshwater
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Events with Akwaeke Emezi

Literary Quest: Tenement Museum Edition

18 Apr 2018
6:30 pm
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
103 Orchard Street (at Delancey Street) New York, NY 10002

Liminal States

21 Apr 2018
2:30 pm-4:00 pm
45 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012