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Akwaeke recounts that big moment; winning the commonwealth prize

This year’s commonwealth writers prize winner, African region, Akwaeke Emezi, talks about that moment, on realizing she had won.

In a tweet from her personal twitter handle, @azemezi, the Tamil and Igbo writer talks about how she felt, how she reacted to the revelation.

The multi-talented writer is poised to release her debut novel, freshwater, come February 13, 2018.

Read her tweets here;


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