African Book Club: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi (Nigeria) 7pm Free


We're back with a new time and new list! For our 28th installment, we'll be discussing FRESHWATER, by Akwaeke Emezi (Novel, Nigeria), 

In her remarkable and daring debut novel, “Freshwater,” Akwaeke Emezi draws in part from her own life to tell the story of Ada, a young Igbo and Tamil woman haunted by the ogbanje — an Igbo spirit. The story, narrated by Ada’s multiple personalities, and occasionally by Ada herself, explores metaphysical identity and resist the binary split between spirit and body. Author Emezi herself is “Nigerian,” “Black,” “trans,” and gender “non-binary.” 

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/akwaeke-emezi-startling-debut-novel-explores-the-freedom-of-being-multiple

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/26/books/review/freshwater-akwaeke-emezi.html

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/17/586112614/in-freshwater-a-college-student-learns-to-live-with-separate-selves

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/neq4mq/akwaeke-emezi-freshwater-book-interview

http://www.latimes.com/books/la-ca-jc-freshwater-20180216-htmlstory.html

This LAST TUESDAY we meet over eats/drinks (available for purchase) to discuss the latest, hottest, award-winning, best-selling books out of Africa. All you have to do to join is read as much of the book as you can and show up prepared for a lively (but respectful) conversation. You may attend as few or as many sessions as you'd like.

The venue is one of the East Bay's premiere cafés/bookstores/literary spaces 4.5 blocks (0.3 mile) from 19th Street BART in Oakland. PLEASE SUPPORT our generous hosts by enjoying the wide variety of options available for purchase: Beer, wine, tea, espresso drinks, delicious salads and sandwiches, treats.

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Date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 7:00pm