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The Death of Vivek Oji Named one of the year s most anticipated books by The New York Times, Harper s Bazaar, BuzzFeed, and What does it mean for a family to lose a child they never really knew One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son s body, wrapped in colorful fabric, at her feet What follows is the tumultuous, heart wrenching story of one family s struggle to understand a child whose spirit is both gentle and mysterious Raised by a distant father and an understanding but overprotective mother, Vivek suffers disorienting blackouts, moments of disconnection between self and surroundings As adolescence gives way to adulthood, Vivek finds solace in friendships with the warm, boisterous daughters of the Nigerwives, foreign born women married to Nigerian men But Vivek s closest bond is with Osita, the worldly, high spirited cousin whose teasing confidence masks a guarded private life As their relationship deepens and Osita struggles to understand Vivek s escalating crisis the mystery gives way to a heart stopping act of violence in a moment of exhilarating freedom Propulsively readable, teeming with unforgettable characters, The Death of Vivek Oji is a novel of family and friendship that challenges expectations a dramatic story of loss and transcendence that will move every reader

10 thoughts on “The Death of Vivek Oji

  1. says:

    READING VLOG 3 2 20Stayed up till 4 30 AM to finish this beauty and have been crying for a good half an hour over it What a joy it is to know that people such as Emezi are in this world I know how it is often said

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    Freshwater was a very stylized bit of emotional brutality whose jaggedy flow i loved but totally understand why other readers might not this one, though this is how you win book awards, court book clubs, AND make your g

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    With their new book, Emezi has written an emotional drama, a work of social criticism, and a very effective suspense novel that revolves around an actual death, but also around another mystery The dynamic of human relationsh

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    The Death of Vivek Oji tells a compelling story of identity, belonging and grief As a cultural portrait of Nigeria in all its complexity, contrasts and frictions, it is particularly good In that respect, this novel covers a surp

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    The Death of Vivek Oji is an enthralling novel Akwaeke Emezi s lyrical prose is by turns evocative, sensual, and heart wrenching With empathy and understanding Emezi writes about characters who are grappling with grief and otherness,

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    thinking about how in august there will be a new akwaeke emezi book trying to live a good life just so i m worthy of it

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    5 HUGE STARS Love and guilt sometimes taste the same, you know.The Death of Vivek Oji is a poignant and tantalizing novel that wraps you up in its web of characters and feeds on you with carnivorous force, all while softening your heart and min

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    Akwaeke Emezi s third novel The Death Of Vivek Oji addresses a family that is suffering from the mysterious death of their son Set in Nigeria we meet Nigerian born Chika who falls in love with Kavita who is from Indian They get married and had their

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    I m still reeling from the ending Like enduring a tornado s intensity to look up and see you re standing in the center eye calmness and powerful now all seen with clear understanding swirling around you at once A story as emotional as it sharply told Thi

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    enjoyed the story, but wantedfrom the writing and the charactersRTC

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