The Death of Vivek Oji – Akwaeke Emezi – (AUDIOBOOK) – 12.04.23

Like my previous audiobook, this story is set in Nigeria and I enjoyed the lovely Nigerian accent of the narrator.

Vivek Oji’s body is left naked outside his mother’s door, and one strand of the book is about unravelling the mystery of what happened and how he died, but the book is about much more than that.

Jumping backwards and forwards in time, the book follows Vivek from his birth to his death, and also the lives of the people around him – his family and friends and the impact he had on them and they on him.

It’s about family and love, and sexuality and gender identity and acceptance or prejudice.

I has quite a lot of sex in it, and since I often listen to my audiobooks out loud at home while doing jigsaws, this was a bit embarrassing (!)

Published by sarahrwray

I'm an erstwhile writer and forever reader and book reviewer.

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