Akwaeke Emezi Biography, Age, Career and Net Worth

Akwaeke Emezi Biography

Akwaeke Emezi is a Nigerian writer and video artist. She is popular for her debut novel Freshwater which she published in 2018. Akwaeke Emezi was born on June 6, 1987 in Umuahia, Nigeria.

Akwaeke Emezi Profile


Akwaeke Emezi

Real Name

Akwaeke Emezi

Date of Birth

June 6, 1987


34 Years (2021)

State of Origin

Abia State









Known for


Net Worth

Under Review

Educational Background

Akwaeke Emezi education

Akwaeke Emezi attended Syracuse University where she obtained a degree in creative writing. She holds an MPA from New York University

Career and Novels

Akwaeke Emezi books

Akwaeke Emezi started writing at the age of 5. she and her sister Yagazie used storytelling to escape the riots, dictatorship, and dangerous reality of their childhoods.

In 2017, she won the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Global Arts Fund Grant and the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa.

In 2018, she came to the limelight after published her debut novel Freshwater.

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In September 2019, she published another novel titled Pet. Her novels usually had Nigerian lgbo and Tamil.

Akwaeke Emezi signed a book deal with Riverhead Books. She published The Death of Vivek Oji in August 2018 and later she published memoir entitled Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir.

The Death of Vivek Oji was a New York Times best seller.

Akwaeke Emezi won the Nommo Award and Otherwise Award for her book Fresh Water in 2019.

In 2020, she was honored with the We Need Diverse Books Walter Honor Books, Teen Category

Akwaeke Emezi Instagram

Akwaeke Emezi Instagram handle is @azemezi

Personal life

Akwaeke Emezi family

Akwaeke Emezi was born to to a Nigerian father, and Indian Tamil mother. She was raised in Aba, Abia State.

Akwaeke Emezi Net Worth

Akwaeke Emezi net worth is currently under review


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