Freshwater (Emezi) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—June 6, 1987
Raised—Aba, Nigeria
Education—M.P.A., New York University
Awards—Commonwealth Short Story Prize-Africa
Currently—lives in Brooklyn, New York City


Akwaeke Emezi is an Igbo and Tamil writer and artist based in liminal spaces. Born and raised in Nigeria, she received her MPA from New York University and was awarded a 2015 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship. She won the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa. Her work has been published in various literary magazines, including Granta. Freshwater (2018) is her debut novel. (From the publisher.)

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