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the ogbanje ✨📚 DEAR SENTHURAN • THE DEATH OF VIVEK OJI • PET • FRESHWATER ✨🔜✨ BITTER • CW: EVERYTHING • YOU MADE A FOOL OF DEATH WITH YOUR BEAUTY ✨

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akwaeke emezi (they/them)
a month ago
I am unbelievably thrilled to share that my second YA novel, BITTER, is forthcoming from @KnopfBFYR on 2.15.2022 🙌🏾💥🎉 Preorder link below 🔗🌸👇🏾
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akwaeke emezi (they/them)
a month ago
Here’s the description for BITTER! You get to see Jam’s mom as a teenager, Lucille during the revolution, and how the angels actually came about ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 #Bitter🎨
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akwaeke emezi (they/them)
a month ago
And here is a side by side that makes me so ridiculously happy. LOOK AT MY GIRLS! 🥺💞✨ I can’t wait for you to get to know young Bitter, this brilliant queer bby figuring out her place in the revolution through her art ❤️‍🔥 #Bitter🎨 #TheLucilleDuology
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akwaeke emezi (they/them)
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@mskerrygraham
Kerry Graham
a month ago
🌍 “Nothing can hold you for long. Just remember that you are the one who makes worlds, and you are the one who can burn them down.” 🔥~@azemezi
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@KnopfBFYR
Knopf BFYR
a month ago
🎉Pre-order @azemezi’s new novel BITTER now!🎉
@azemezi
akwaeke emezi (they/them)
a month ago
I am unbelievably thrilled to share that my second YA novel, BITTER, is forthcoming from @KnopfBFYR on 2.15.2022 🙌🏾💥🎉 Preorder link below 🔗🌸👇🏾
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@ManeoMohale
Maneo Mohale
a month ago
✨I SAID LOOK AT SPIRIT MOVE ✨
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akwaeke emezi (they/them)
a month ago
Just gonna leave this here with a soft reminder that my career is 3.5 years old 🥰🙌🏾✨
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@WSLeedsKids
Waterstones Leeds Kids
a month ago
We LOVED Pet over here at Waterstones Leeds! If you’re anything like our overexcited Children’s Booksellers, you’ll rush through the front door this morning to get in that pre-order for Pet’s prequel, Bitter! 🎨🖌
@azemezi
akwaeke emezi (they/them)
a month ago
I am unbelievably thrilled to share that my second YA novel, BITTER, is forthcoming from @KnopfBFYR on 2.15.2022 🙌🏾💥🎉 Preorder link below 🔗🌸👇🏾
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akwaeke emezi (they/them)
a day ago
DEAR SENTHURAN, 2021 👩🏾‍🤝‍👩🏿🥰
@jasminprix
yasmina
2 days ago
chatting with your friends is the most generative, elastic, enjoyable way to go about your ~intellectual~ work
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akwaeke emezi (they/them)
a day ago
Eh, that’s a separate thread. I do appreciate when these literary spaces make it clear where their allegiance lies, like to the tokens of empire, certainly not to the most vulnerable members of their communities. Can’t wait for us to burn this all down, tbh 🔥🔥🔥
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akwaeke emezi (they/them)
a day ago
I know it’s obvious to a lot of people that institutions are inevitably violent and will reward the tools of their violence. I agree that we should bend our own worlds into being because this one wants us dead. I’m still wondering how to have a career in a space this hostile.
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akwaeke emezi (they/them)
a day ago
Like I said in November last year—“I know nothing will happen to her because this world and the publishing industry value her more than the lives or wellbeing of trans people, which is something she knows as well.”
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akwaeke emezi (they/them)
a day ago
Imagine what the industry is like for Black trans people who cannot even expect support from Black literary spaces. To platform and award someone as blatantly transphobic as this woman after her actions this year is deliberate.
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akwaeke emezi (they/them)
a day ago
The literary world truly does not care about trans people and makes it a point to let us know.
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@zblay
Zeba Blay
a day ago
29 days and counting till my first book of essays drops 😅
@zblay
Zeba Blay
3 months ago
I wrote a book, y'all. You can preorder it here:
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@wbonikowski
Wyatt Bonikowski
4 days ago
A brilliant essay on Gayl Jones's life and work by @imaniperry: "While Jones is musical, her blue note always hits harder than any grace note. That is her effort to free the voice."
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@IndieWire
IndieWire
2 days ago
In 2017, Michaela Coel turned down Netflix's $1 million offer for "I May Destroy You" because they wouldn’t allow her to retain any percentage of the copyright. Tonight, she won an Emmy for Best Writing (Limited Series):
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akwaeke emezi (they/them)
2 days ago
Just took this off as my pinned tweet to replace it with the preorder link for BITTER 🙌🏾💐
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@azemezi
akwaeke emezi (they/them)
2 days ago
It's really been a wild year.
@azemezi
akwaeke emezi (they/them)
3 months ago
Your favorite spirit is on the cover of @TIME with these iconic images by @elliottjbrownjr and interview by @TrevellAnderson for my debut memoir DEAR SENTHURAN, out now! 🎊🍾🥂 #DearSenthuran ☄️Buy it here: 💥TIME feature:
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@burramanduedi
sweet namkeen is a crime
a month ago
I told a friend about this yesterday and they were like “yeah you told me” and I was like no I told you about the TWO OTHER BOOKS they’re publishing next year this is the THIRD yelling harder all the time in joy and gratitude to share at least a few worlds with @azemezi
@azemezi
akwaeke emezi (they/them)
a month ago
I am unbelievably thrilled to share that my second YA novel, BITTER, is forthcoming from @KnopfBFYR on 2.15.2022 🙌🏾💥🎉 Preorder link below 🔗🌸👇🏾
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