Debut Novel Examines Mysteries of the Self

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Nigerian author Akwaeke Emezi discusses her debut novel Freshwater. The novel focuses on a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born "with one foot on the other side." Narrated from the perspective of the various selves within Ada, and based in the author's realities, Freshwater explores the metaphysics of identity and mental health, plunging the reader into the mystery of being and self.

Akwaeke Emezi will be in conversation with Chinelo Okparanta on February 20th at Greenlight Bookstore (Ft. Greene store) at 7:30 p.m.

This segment is guest hosted by Rebecca Carroll.

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