Tag: gender

‘Freshwater’ gives fresh language for body and spirit

4-panel digital art by Tucker Lieberman

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi (available from BookPeople) tells the story of someone whose identity has always been defined by multiple spirits, the ọgbanje. “So we were still caged inside the Ada, with the grainy memory of charcoal coating the back of her throat. She…

‘Bad Fire’: A new, hallucinatory memoir

From the book description: “A brief, galloping memoir of mental illness, containing unflinching observations and unorthodox positions on Judaism, atheism, gender, weight loss, madness, and butterflies. With color illustrations by the author.” After these events concluded in my life, I spent seven months writing…