Dear Senthuran - A Black Spirit Memoir Book

Dear Senthuran - A Black Spirit Memoir Book

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From the amazing non-binary transgender author of Freshwater.

One of Stylist's Best Memoirs for Summer 2021

'Unlike anything I've read . . . Remarkable.' Roxane Gay

'A thing of great beauty.'
Paris Review

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 gruelling 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.

'An audacious sojourn through the terror and beauty of refusing to explain yourself.'
New York Times

'One of the year's most anticipated memoirs . . . Radical and powerful . . . Raw and demanding space, this is a must-buy.'

'Unlike anything I've read. There are many magnificent parts where the language, the insight, the writing are simply unparalleled. They also are fearlessly open about identity, success, human frailty, mental health, destructive decisions that are sometimes necessary to achieve a greater goal. [And] they are remarkably clear- eyed about the best and worst parts of themselves. . . . This is a remarkable memoir and really expands possibilities for the genre.'
Roxane Gay

"A thing of great beauty . . . Dear Senthuran is about powerful excellence, especially the excellence that appears in bodies that aren't white and aren't male. Emezi is changing the world and our reaction to this kind of power.'
The Paris Review

'An illuminating account of storytelling, self, and survival.'
Lambda Literary

'High-voltage . . . a remarkable memoir by a writer who doesn't shy away from sharing their ambitions or their vulnerabilities.'
Poornima Apte ― Booklist

'A must-read memoir about creativity and identity.'


Author Akwaeke Emezi
Format Hardback
Pages 240
ISBN 9780571366149

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