*A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* A ZOELLA BOOK CLUB PICK ''This book filled me with excitement and possibilities.'' Jenny Colgan '' Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous .'' @savidgereads ''Say hello to the book of the summer '' @bettysbooksuk ''Fantastic . . . I cannot put it down.'' @thebibliotucker ____________ Have you fallen for this INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING novelist''s sizzling hot entrance into the world of romance? It''s the opportunity of a lifetime: Feyi is about to be given the chance to escape the City''s blistering heat for a dream island holiday: poolside cocktails, beach sunsets, and elaborate meals. And as the sun goes down on her old life our heroine also might just be ready to open her heart to someone new. The only problem is, she''s falling for the one man she absolutely can''t have. ____________ ''A must read for all romance lovers'' @between2books_ ''Emezi is a dream of a writer. My heart soared and shook and panted.'' BOLU BABALOLA ''A scorching tale of love after loss.'' Kirkus Reviews
SHORTLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE ''Astonishing.'' Stylist ''Electrifying.'' O: The Oprah Magazine ''Brilliant and heartbreaking.'' Marie Claire ''Propulsive and resonant.'' Esquire They burned down the market on the day Vivek Oji died. One afternoon, a mother opens her front door to find the length of her son''s body stretched out on the veranda, swaddled in akwete material, his head on her welcome mat. The Death of Vivek Oji transports us to the day of Vivek''s birth, the day his grandmother Ahunna died. It is the story of an over protective mother and a distant father, and the heart-wrenching tale of one family''s struggle to understand their child, just as Vivek learns to recognize himself. Teeming with unforgettable characters whose lives have been shaped by Vivek''s gentle and enigmatic spirit, it shares with us a Nigerian childhood that challenges expectations. This novel, and its celebration of the innocence and optimism of youth, will touch all those who embrace it. What readers are saying: ''The book is so beautifully written and I''ve never read anything like it ever before .'' ''This is a gorgeously written story of identity, sexuality, love, grief, friendship, and the need to live the life you want, even in a country where doing so might be deadly . . . This was emotional, beautiful, and so poignant, and their storytelling took my breath away .'' ''This book is both so joyful and so devastating .'' ''The way Emezi made me care so deeply about these characters was just incredible, so that when the whole truth of Vivek''s death was revealed I felt so personally affected by it. This book is about so many things all at once . . . The writing is so simple yet beautifully emotive . And I cried.'' ''FIVE HUGE STARS . . . The Death of Vivek Oji is a poignant and tantalizing novel that wraps you up in its web of characters and feeds on you with carnivorous force , all while softening your heart and mind to a world outside of the normal social constraints we have been conditioned to.'' (Goodreads reader reviews)
They wanted revenge, they wanted people to be held accountable in a world where that just didn''t happen. It was like expecting a rotten tree to bear fruit.
Akwaeke Emezi''s exhilarating new novel follows five people over the course of a heady weekend which will brutally upend all of their lives.
When Kalu drops Aima at Lagos Airport, it marks the end of their four-year relationship. Shattered and broken open, he thinks that''s the last he will see of his girlfriend. But Aima is drawn back into the city - to the scandalous, decadent nightlife of her best friend.
As Kalu grieves, his friend offers him an exclusive invitation to one of his sordid, global parties - a way for Kalu to escape, if only for a night. Kalu knows it will offer every possible indulgence and something even more precious: time with the man he loves, but whose actions will plunge them all into a whirling descent that pulls in everyone connected to them.
''A triumph ... A wholly original and creative mind'' NEW YORK TIMES ''A multi-genre phenomena, it''s a triumph of a creative mind'' GLAMOUR ''Frightens and astonishes ... Combines Maya Angelou''s passion and Sylvia Plath''s devastating self-inquisition'' GUARDIAN ''Emezi is a dream of a writer'' BOLU BABALOLA ________________________ A fiercely contemporary collection which renegotiates the contract between poet and reader in the light of this moment in human history, from the bestselling author of The Death of Vivek Oji Content Warning: Everything concerns itself with the fugitive nature of being in the world especially, but not exclusively, within blackness. The poems reshape possibilities for poetry by paying close attention to the author''s rhythm of thought, making a series of durable anthems from the noise of the contemporary moment.
In this bold debut poetry collection, Akwaeke Emezi - award-winning author of Freshwater, PET, The Death of Vivek Oji and Dear Senthuran - imagines a new depth of belonging. Crafted of both divine and earthly materials, these poems travel from home to homesickness, tracing desire to surrender and abuse to survival, while mapping out a chosen family that includes the son of god, mary auntie, and magdalene with the chestnut eyes.
Written from a spiritfirst perspective and celebrating the essence of self that is impossible to drown, kill, or reduce, Content Warning: Everything distills the radiant power and epic grief of a mischievous and wanting young deity, embodied.>