Dear Senthuran : A Black spirit memoir


by Emezi, Akwaeke
Biography & True Stories

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by Emezi, Akwaeke | Biography & True Stories
Published 01/07/2021 by Faber & Faber in the United Kingdom
Hardback | 240 pages

‘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