We are temporarily only able to ship Faber Shop orders to addresses within the UK. Sign up to Faber Members for updates.

Dear Senthuran

Dear Senthuran

ISBN
9780571366149
Published
01/07/2021
9780571366149
Format
Hardback
Price
£14.99
Paperback
240

About the Book

One of Stylist's Best Memoirs for Summer 2021

'Unlike anything I've read . . . Remarkable.' Roxane Gay

'A thing of great beauty.' Paris Review

In letters addressed to their friends, to members of their family – both biological and chosen - and to fellow storytellers, Akwaeke describes the shape of a life lived in overlapping realities. Through heartbreak, chronic pain, intimacy with death, becoming a beast, this is embodiment as a nonhuman: outside the boundaries imposed by expectations and legibility. This book is an account of the grueling work of realignment and remaking necessary to carve out a future for oneself.

The result is a Black spirit memoir: a powerful, raw unfolding of identity.

'An audacious sojourn through the terror and beauty of refusing to explain yourself. ' New York Times

One of Stylist's Best Memoirs for Summer 2021'Unlike anything I've read . . . Remarkable.' Roxane Gay'A thing of great beauty.' Paris ReviewIn letters addressed to their friends, to members of their family – both biological and chosen - and to fellow storytellers, Akwaeke describes the shape of a life lived in overlapping realities. Through heartbreak, chronic pain, intimacy with death, becoming a beast, this is embodiment as a nonhuman: outside the boundaries imposed by expectations and legibility. This book is an account of the grueling work of realignment and remaking necessary to carve out a future for oneself.The result is a Black spirit memoir: a powerful, raw unfolding of identity.'An audacious sojourn through the terror and beauty of refusing to explain yourself. ' New York Times
  • Akwaeke Emezi

    Akwaeke Emezi is an Igbo and Tamil writer and video artist based in liminal spaces. They are a recipient of the National Book Foundation's '5 Under 35' award for 2018, selected by Carmen Maria Machado. Born in Umuahia and raised in Aba, Nigeria, Emezi holds two degrees, including an MPA from New York University. In 2017, Emezi was awarded a Global Arts Fund grant and a Sozopol Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction. They won the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa, and their writing has been published by Dazed Magazine, The Cut, Buzzfeed, Granta Online, Vogue.com, and Commonwealth Writers, among others. Freshwater, which was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in fiction by the American Library Association, is their debut novel.

“‘One of the year’s most anticipated memoirs . . . Radical and powerful . . . Raw and demanding space, this is a must-buy.’”
- Stylist
“Dear Senthuran…was not written for you or for me; Emezi is not concerned with such earthly things. This is a book about terms, and the agency we can afford ourselves by doing away with them altogether. It is also an audacious sojourn through the terror and beauty of refusing to explain yourself in the relentless pursuit of self-actualization.”
- New York Times

Books by this Author

Fiction Freshwater

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

Fiction Freshwater

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

Childrens Books Pet

Pet

Akwaeke Emezi