Emezi, Akwaeke

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Emezi, Akwaeke Gender: Mix
born on 6 June 1987 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Umuahia, Nigeria, 5n33, 7e29
Timezone WAT h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 15°23' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 06°43 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 07°56'

Akwaeke Emezi
photo: National Book Foundation, license cc-by-sa-4.0


Nigerian fiction writer and video artist, best known for their novels Freshwater (2018), Pet (2019) and their New York Times bestselling 2020 novel The Death of Vivek Oji. Emezi writes speculative fiction, romance, memoir and poetry for both young adult and adults with mostly LGBT themes. Their work has earned them several awards and nominations including the Otherwise Award and Commonwealth Short Story Prize. In 2021, TIME featured them as a Next Generation Leader.

Emezi identifies as non-binary transgender. They use the pronouns they/them/theirs. They experience multiplicity and consider themself an ogbanje. They have written about their experience of undergoing gender confirmation surgery.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes them in an interview: "[What’s your sign?] I’m a Gemini with a Scorpio rising."

("How Florence + The Machine Inspired Akwaeke Emezi’s New Novel" by JULIANA UKIOMOGBE, Elle, 23 MAY 2022 [1]).

A birth time of 4 PM is speculative.


  • Traits : Body : Race (Black, African)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery
  • Passions : Sexuality : Sex Organs
  • Passions : Sexuality : Other Sexual (Non-binary)
  • Vocation : Art : Other Art (Video)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award