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Dear Senthuran

Akwaeke Emezi

A raw exploration of identity that shatters boundaries and explodes the way we think about the idea of the self

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ISBN
9780571366170
Date Published
29.06.2021
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Summary

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

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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…

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