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DEAR SENTHURAN A Black Spirit Memoir

by | Read by Akwaeke Emezi

Biography & Memoir • 8.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

This is perhaps Igbo and Tamil writer Akwaeke Emezi's most vulnerable--and groundbreaking--book. In a series of letters to the people in their life, Emezi explores their experience as an embodied spirit, a nonhuman living in human flesh. Their writing is bold and absolutely unapologetic. So is their narration. Even while describing the most painful moments, their narration conveys a deep sureness, a bedrock certainty, in all the space they joyfully take up. In a voice both silky and raw, they read letters about trans identity, chosen family, the publishing industry, heartbreak, and writing their debut, FRESHWATER. But the beating heart of this extraordinary memoir is the story of a small god revealing themself to the world. Listening to it is like watching a powerful river cut its way through a canyon. L.S. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2021]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2021

DD ISBN 9780593412527 $17.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2021

DD ISBN 9780593412534 $76.00

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