Constance Grady

Critic

USA

Constance Grady is a Culture writer for Vox.com. She bylines at The Toast and the A.V. Club. No relation to the Ugly Betty character of the same name.

Freshwater

Date: 13 Feb 2018 Category: Books
8.0 Rating
Reading Freshwater, the extraordinary debut novel from Akwaeke Emezi, feels like watching the beginning of something big: The book is so shivery, so electric, that the first coherent thought you can put together as you read is that you’re watching a major new talent beginning to carve out a space for herself. Steeped in Igbo cosmology, Freshwater tells the story of Ada, a young girl who is ogbanje: She houses a spirit in her body, and she wa ...