A review by kaitlinshares
Freshwater, by Akwaeke Emezi

challenging dark slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Stunning, deep and complex. What reads almost as mythology on the surface, with personified spirits and gods, actually speaks to and explores the darkest depths of the human experience. 

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