Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

We will be discussing Freshwater by author Akwaeke Emezi. This month, we will be holding the book club on BookBar's patio! Many thanks to Maria Mims for hosting and to BookGive for providing copies of this book to anyone who needs one in order to participate in these important conversations. Sign up: events@bookbardenver.com

 

About the Book: One of the most highly praised novels of the year, the debut from an astonishing young writer, Freshwater tells the story of Ada, an unusual child who is a source of deep concern to her southern Nigerian family. Young Ada is troubled, prone to violent fits. Born "with one foot on the other side," she begins to develop separate selves within her as she grows into adulthood. And when she travels to America for college, a traumatic event on campus crystallizes the selves into something powerful and potentially dangerous, making Ada fade into the background of her own mind as these alters--now protective, now hedonistic--move into control. Written with stylistic brilliance and based in the author's realities, Freshwater dazzles with ferocious energy and serpentine grace.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 6:00pm
Freshwater Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802128997
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - December 18th, 2018