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Akwaeke Emezi
“I held my breath, but it didn't feel like I was holding my breath, it felt like there should never have been breath. It felt like the entire concept of breath had been something I imagined. After all, my body was never meant to move like this. These lungs had to have been built for show. They should never have expanded and I should never have been alive.”
Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi
“Understand this if you understand nothing: it is a powerful thing to be seen”
Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi
“But it is only a fool who does not know that freedom is paid for in old clotted blood, in fresh reapings of it, in renewed scarifications.”
Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi
“The gods do not care. It is not them, after all, that will pay the cost.”
Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater
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Akwaeke Emezi
“We came from somewhere—everything does. When the transition is made from spirit to flesh, the gates are meant to be closed. It’s a kindness. It would be cruel not to.”
Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater

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