Ponds and lakes These regions range in size from just a few square meters to thousands of square kilometers. Scattered throughout the earth, several are remnants from the Pleistocene glaciation.
It is a novel born from trauma and emotional paroxysms, a read that erupts with Fresh water throughout. You have to peel back the layers to get to what Emezi has laid underneath, to find the gems, to find the hidden well of pain and sentiment offered here, and that may not be a satisfying journey for many readers.
Freshwater is the story of Ada, a young Nigerian woman with a fractured self, or multiple personalities, due to the gods who have mistakenly taken root in her body and mind. It is a Fresh water novel portraying the malevolence within us — that darkness at the very deepest depths of us that we hope to never have to witness of ourselves or in others.
It is a novel that portrays the psychological effects of such darkness and emotional violence.
When Ada comes into adulthood and leaves her splintered home for a new existence in a Virginia college, a traumatic sexual experience further shatters her mind and her multiple personalities are born. Ada fights a battle between herself, her other selves and her God she left behind, a battle to regain her equilibrium that veers her onto a dangerous course of self-destructive behavior.
A path of bloodshed, tears and an equal dose of sexual trauma and exploration. Ada fights with herself, realizing something is wrong. She wants a change but her other personalities refuse to let her go. Let me tell you now, I loved her because in the moment of her devastation, the moment she lost her mind, that girl reached for me so hard that she went completely mad, and I loved her because when I flooded through, she spread herself open and took me in without hesitation, bawling and broken, she absorbed me fiercely, all the way; she denied me nothing.
I loved her because she gave me a name. Freshwater was a novel that took a lot of patience for me to read. Not an unworthy read — but a difficult one. The narrative leapt back and forth in time with new personalities and overlapping stories already told being retold differently.
This book was a collage, a kaleidoscope, a reflection of a splintered self. Given the subject matter, the shattered quality of the narrative is understandable but at times arduous to read. There was little to no mention of these small intricacies that paint a broader picture of the narrative for the reader.
Whole story lines just ended, never to be resolved. Humans find it easier to just lie and lie to themselves. However, in those neglected moments which is probably why the book is relatively short the novel loses its soul and misses opportunities.
The quote headings at the start of each chapter made no sense to me in the context of the story. Often, they made no sense to me at all though I got the feeling that they were Nigerian sayings.
And I had too many WTF moments here because of the haphazard way life events and realizations were thrown into the narrative, no build-up, just dumped. I found myself reading whole passages and thinking, Where did this come from — outta thin air?
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