The Death of Vivek Oji

by Akwaeke Emezi


The astonishing new novel from the author of Freshwater - longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Wellcome Book Prize.

They burned down the market on the day Vivek Oji died.

This is the tale of Vivek Oji: it begins with his end, his naked body shrouded on his mother's doorstep, and moves backwards through time to unpick the story of his life and the mystery surrounding his death.

The Death of Vivek Oji is the story of a Nigerian childhood quite different from those we have been told before. Teeming with unforgettable characters, it is as compulsively readable as it is tender and potent. This novel of family and friendship challenges expectations - it is a story of the innocence of youth that will move every reader.

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 304 Pages
Imprint: Faber Fiction
Published: July 2021
ISBN: 9780571351008

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