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    The Death of Vivek Oji

    £12.99
    Recommended by Tamara Zimet (Deputy Programme Director)

    The Death of Vivek Oji is an exhilarating novel set in southeastern Nigeria by artist and writer Akwaeke Emezi.

    It has the hallmarks of a coming-of-age story but is unique in the way it wrestles with identity, sexuality, shame and its celebratory exploration of different forms of love.

    ISBN: 9780571350988
    AuthorAkwaeke Emezi
    Pub Date20/08/2020
    BindingHardback
    Pages256
    Availability: In Stock

    The Death of Vivek Oji is an exhilarating novel set in southeastern Nigeria by artist and writer Akwaeke Emezi.


    It has the hallmarks of a coming-of-age story but is unique in the way it wrestles with identity, sexuality, shame and its celebratory exploration of different forms of love.


    Told in a series of flashbacks and beginning with an ending – the death of Vivek Oji – the book confirms Emezi as a writer who is so incredibly attuned to what makes somebody seem so alive.


    I’d also recommend seeking out their semi-autobiographical debut Freshwater, and their excellent YA book, PET as well as this expansive and colourful story.

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    The Death of Vivek Oji is an exhilarating novel set in southeastern Nigeria by artist and writer Akwaeke Emezi.


    It has the hallmarks of a coming-of-age story but is unique in the way it wrestles with identity, sexuality, shame and its celebratory exploration of different forms of love.


    Told in a series of flashbacks and beginning with an ending – the death of Vivek Oji – the book confirms Emezi as a writer who is so incredibly attuned to what makes somebody seem so alive.


    I’d also recommend seeking out their semi-autobiographical debut Freshwater, and their excellent YA book, PET as well as this expansive and colourful story.

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