Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir by Akwaeke Emezi


Electrifying and inspiring, animated by the same voracious intelligence that distinguishes their fiction, Dear Senthuran is a revelatory account of storytelling, self, and survival.

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Dear Senthuran is kind of indescribable. Written as a series of letters, Emezi’s memoir is full of pure and unadulterated truth about their journey as an ogbanje in a human-centered world. Their prose is enrapturing; their stories even more so. Their writing has pin-point precision: at some moments its scathing, at others its intensely vulnerable. Nobody is doing it like Akwaeke Emezi.- Gaby

In three critically acclaimed novels, Akwaeke Emezi has introduced readers to a landscape marked by familial tensions, Igbo belief systems, and a boundless search for what it means to be free. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, the bestselling author of The Death of Vivek Oji reveals the harrowing yet resolute truths of their own life. Through candid, intimate correspondence with friends, lovers, and family, Emezi traces the unfolding of a self and the unforgettable journey of a creative spirit stepping into power in the human world. Their story weaves through transformative decisions about their gender and body, their precipitous path to success as a writer, and the turmoil of relationships on an emotional, romantic, and spiritual plane, culminating in a book that is as tender as it is brutal.

Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir by Akwaeke Emezi