The Death of Vivek Oji and its commitment to truth-telling

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Released on 2 August 2020 The Death of Vivek Oji is Akwaeke Emezi’s third novel, following Freshwater (2018) and Pet (2019). (Penguin Random House)
Released on 2 August 2020 The Death of Vivek Oji is Akwaeke Emezi’s third novel, following Freshwater (2018) and Pet (2019). (Penguin Random House)

In Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery, bell hooks explores the manner in which truth-telling can serve as a conduit to healing. “It is important that black people talk to one another, that we talk with friends and allies for the telling of our stories enables us to name our pain, our suffering and to seek healing,” hooks writes.

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