Author: Emezi, Akwaeke
Published on 1 February 2024 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Bloomsbury Poetry) in the United Kingdom.
Paperback | 64 pages
198 x 130 x 5 | 82g
'A triumph ... A wholly original and creative mind' NEW YORK TIMESâ€˜A multi-genre phenomena, itâ€™s a triumph of a creative mindâ€™ GLAMOURâ€˜Frightens and astonishes ... Combines Maya Angelouâ€™s passion and Sylvia Plathâ€™s devastating self-inquisition' GUARDIANâ€˜Emezi is a dream of a writerâ€™ BOLU BABALOLAA fiercely contemporary collection which renegotiates the contract between poet and reader in the light of this moment in human history, from the bestselling author of The Death of Vivek OjiContent Warning: Everything concerns itself with the fugitive nature of being in the world especially, but not exclusively, within blackness. The poems reshape possibilities for poetry by paying close attention to the author's rhythm of thought, making a series of durable anthems from the noise of the contemporary moment.
In this bold debut poetry collection, Akwaeke Emezi â€“ award-winning author of Freshwater, PET, The Death of Vivek Oji and Dear Senthuran â€“ imagines a new depth of belonging. Crafted of both divine and earthly materials, these poems travel from home to homesickness, tracing desire to surrender and abuse to survival, while mapping out a chosen family that includes the son of god, mary auntie, and magdalene with the chestnut eyes. Written from a spiritfirst perspective and celebrating the essence of self that is impossible to drown, kill, or reduce, Content Warning: Everything distills the radiant power and epic grief of a mischievous and wanting young deity, embodied.