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#TheOgbanjeTurns30!

Akwaeke Emezi hit the big Three O about a week ago. The author, whose debut novel Freshwater comes out in a matter of months, celebrated the big day on Instagram in the best way possible. She danced in pure epic intensity to Lethal Bizzle Fester Skank Remix. She looked really happy in the video and shared a caption in which she revealed that her new age comes with the feeling of being comfortable in her body and having a sense of clarity.

As you can see in the photograph above, she also celebrated the day with a yummy-looking birthday cake, which, by the way, she made by herself. If you’re wondering what’s in the cake, here is the breakdown.

Warning: don’t read while hungry:

a five layer lemon + rosemary olive oil cake, filled w/blackberry curd + a strawberry basil filling, iced with lemon frosting + strawberry royal icing, painted w/gold shimmer, decorated w/candied rosemary + pink sugar pearls. took two days to make + contains no milk products.

Join us to wish Emezi a happy birthday and many happy returns!

Here is the video. Enjoy!

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

One Response to “This Dance Video Wins Akwaeke Emezi Best African Lit Instagram Post” Subscribe

  1. Simeon Mpamugoh 2017/06/14 at 08:17 #

    Happy birthday gal.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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