You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

Feyi Adekola wants to learn how to be alive again. It’s been five years since the accident that killed the love of her life and she’s almost a new person now—an artist with her own studio, and sharing a brownstone apartment with her ride-or-die best friend, Joy, who insists it’s time for Feyi to ease back into the dating scene. Feyi isn’t ready for anything serious, but a steamy encounter at a rooftop party cascades into a whirlwind summer she could have never imagined: a luxury trip to a tropical island, decadent meals in the glamorous home of a celebrity chef, and… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Racism
  • Slut-shaming
  • Nightmares
  • Suicidal ideation recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Drug use
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a child from cancer mentioned (leukemia)
  • Death of a wife from drowning mentioned
  • Death of a husband in a car accident recounted, on-page (theme)
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