Akwaeke Emezi’s website offers us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in their writing–plus images and video, too.
The first piece I read, a poem entitled “self portrait as a god who is loved,” moves me to print it and share it on a bulletin board near the English Department.
The next text I chose to read, “Writers Of Color Are Making Their Own Canon,” is familiar to me. I realize that I’ve read it already as the essay entitled “Writing into the Unknown” included at the end of Freshwater. It’s an essay that gives us insight into Emezi’s life as a reader as much as their development as a writer.
Next, I decide to watch one of the videos Emezi includes in the shorts section, called “Hey Celestial.”
Browse through these titles and choose a few to read or watch, too–and feel free to leave a list of recommendations in the comments!