“I got used to spending the weekends at Vivek’s house, to the Saturday breakfast…

“I got used to spending the weekends at Vivek’s house, to the Saturday breakfasts when De China would detach the cartoon section of his newspaper for Vivek and me, when Aunty Kavita made yam and eggs as if she’d been doing it her whole life.” ❤️

This was one of those books that almost immediately I knew it would be a 5 star read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! A stunning novel and the first book I’ve read by Emezi but definitely won’t be my last! The title of the book, The Death of Vivek Oji, tells you quite clearly that this will involve the death of Vivek Oji but it was actually the story of Vivek’s life in Nigeria. I went into this not knowing anything and I think that’s the best way to approach this book. There were reveal moments when I gasped in surprise. It’s a story about identity, secrets, family and love. I felt connected with the community of Vivek’s family and through multiple perspectives, we are able to find out more details regarding Vivek’s death. It has breathtaking prose and Emezi weaves a compelling and important message through the life and death of Vivek Oji. The audiobook was excellent and I switched back and forth between reading it and listening to it. Loved reading this with the crew hosted by readwithtoni – such an insightful and amazing group to discuss with! ❤️

Thank you netgalley and faberbooks for a free ARC for review.
Thank you to librofm and prhaudio for a free ALC for review.



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