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Akwaeke
Emezi

Akwaeke Emezi is a writer and video artist based in liminal spaces. Their debut novel Freshwater was longlisted both for the DUBLIN Literary Award 2020, Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 and for the Wellcome Book Prize among others. Emezi’s writing has appeared in T: The New York Times Style Magazine and many more publications. A National Book Foundation ‘5 Under 35’ honoree, Emezi was born in Umuahia and raised in Aba, Nigeria.

Akwaeke Emezi is a writer and video artist based in liminal spaces. Their debut novel Freshwater was longlisted both for the DUBLIN Literary Award 2020, Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 and for the Wellcome Book Prize among others. Emezi’s writing has appeared in T: The New York Times Style Magazine and many more publications. A National Book Foundation ‘5 Under 35’ honoree, Emezi was born in Umuahia and raised in Aba, Nigeria.

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