A raw exploration of identity that shatters boundaries and explodes the way we think about the idea of the self, from the bestselling author of Homegoing and The Death of Vivek Oji.
This is a remarkable memoir and really expands possibilities for the genre ~ Roxane Gay
An illuminating account of storytelling, self, and survival ~ Lambda Literary
Dear Senthuran by Akwaeke Emezi
In letters addressed to their friends, to members of their family – both biological and chosen – and to fellow storytellers, Akwaeke describes the shape of a life lived in overlapping realities. Through heartbreak, chronic pain, intimacy with death, becoming a beast, this is embodiment as a nonhuman: outside the boundaries imposed by expectations and legibility. This book is an account of the grueling work of realignment and remaking necessary to carve out a future for oneself.
The result is a Black spirit memoir: a powerful, raw unfolding of identity.