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One Book One Bronx: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

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BronxArtSpace

305 East 140th Street

Bronx, NY 10454

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One Book One Bronx is a new style reading group that inspires, encourages, and delights readers. Every week, we meet to discuss one book that reflects the people of the Bronx. Sessions are free to join. The first 25 attendees receive a free copy of the book. Participants are encouraged to attend all five sessions: Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:00pm, March 5, 13, 20, 27, & April 2, 2019.

An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater by Akwaeki Emezi explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born “with one foot on the other side.” Unsettling, heartwrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater is a sharp evocation of a rare way of experiencing the world, one that illuminates how we all construct our identities.

If you can’t attend One Book One Bronx but would like to read Freshwater and follow along click here to purchase the book.

One Book One Bronx is presented by the Literary Freedom Project. LFP believes that cultural identity is a fundamental cornerstone in the development of smart, creative, and engaged communities. These qualities, on which cultures are sustained and strengthened, are honed, in part, through a mix immersive reading –academic, vocational, and pleasure.

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