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You made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi.
You made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi.

(Please note: This excerpt contains strong language and content of a mature nature.)

BOOK: You made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi 

Born in Nigeria in 1987, Akwaeke Emezi is described by akwaeke.com as "a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in liminal spaces", whose "practice is deeply rooted in the metaphysics of Black spirit". Their novel The Death of Vivek Oji (2019) was a bestseller and won many prizes. Their new novel, You made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty (Faber), is one of the most eagerly awaited books of 2022. It is described as a romance: Five years after the death of her beloved partner in an accident, Feyi, a young artist living in New York, “wants to learn how to be alive again”. This is an excerpt from the first chapter.

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