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Author: Akwaeke Emezi Narrator: Chukwudi Iwuji, Iwuji Chukwudi, Yetide Badaki Publisher: Penguin Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2020 ISBN: 9780593211472
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR’S CHOICE "Electrifying." — O Magazine Named one of the year’s most anticipated books by The New York TimesElleHarper’s Bazaar, BuzzFeed, Refinery29, and more 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Emezi’s lyrical and heartbreaking third novel is brought to life by the extraordinarily gifted pairing of narrators Yetide Badaki and Chukwudi Iwuji…An impressive production of an unforgettable audiobook. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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  • New York Times bestseller
  • A Harper’s Bazaar Pick of Most Anticipated Books of the Year
  • An Elle Magazine Pick of the Year's Most Anticipated Books
  • A Booklist Pick of the Week's Best New Books

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About the Author

Akwaeke Emezi is an Igbo and Tamil writer and artist based in liminal spaces. Born and raised in Nigeria, she received her MPA from New York University. She was awarded a 2015 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship and won the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa. Her work has been selected and edited by Chimamanda Adichie and published in various literary magazines, including Granta.

About the Narrator

Yetide Badaki is a Nigerian-born actress who has been seen performing all around the world. Better known as the goddess Bilquis on the Starz series American Gods, her other television credits include ABC’s Lost, the Fox show Touch, and Criminal Minds on CBS.