Cousins. Multiple narrators collaborate to give readers of Akwaeke Emezi’s novel titled, The Death of Vivek Oji, many facets of the life and death of Vivek Oji. With finely written prose, Emezi discloses secrets and examines close relationships, especially the one between Vivek and his cousin, Osita. With great sensitivity to the complexity of human behavior, Emezi gently explores issues of identity and acceptance alongside the violence of forced alignment with community expectations.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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