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The Death of Vivek Oji

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Published: September 2020
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BIC Subject: Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Published By: Faber
 
Published: 01-Sep-2020
Format: Paperback, 304 pages, 153x234mm
ISBN: 9780571350995
Stock Code: 1350995
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The astonishing new novel from the author of Freshwater - longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Wellcome Book Prize.The astonishing new novel from the author of Freshwater - longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Wellcome Book Prize.
They burned down the market on the day Vivek Oji died.

This is the tale of Vivek Oji: it begins with his end, his naked body shrouded on hismother's doorstep, and moves backwards through time to unpick the story of his lifeand the mystery surrounding his death.

The Death of Vivek Oji is the story of a Nigerian childhood quite different fromthose we have been told before. Teeming with unforgettable characters, it is ascompulsively readable as it is tender and potent. This novel of family and friendshipchallenges expectations - it is a story of the innocence of youth that will move everyreader.
 
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