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.