A review by vildanda
Freshwater, by Akwaeke Emezi

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


Beautifully written. A challenging but incredibly valuable read. The exploration of oneself, culture, mental health and gender and sexual identity throughout the novel was done in a way I’ve never seen it done before. Definitely a must read and another incredible work from this author, I would just recommend checking trigger warnings before reading. 

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