Freshwater – Akwaeke Emezi


CONTENT WARNING: This book contains depictions of emotional and psychological abuse, drug and alcohol use, gore, homophobia, rape, child sexual abuse, self-harm and attempted suicide.

Freshwater follows protagonist Ada, a young Nigerian person inhabited by a collection of spirits, known as ogbanje.  Following a traumatic event, these ‘alters’ solidify their grasp on Ada’s life.

The first book selected as part of Paned o Gê’s digital book club, Queer as Books.

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