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Little Rot by Akwaeke Emezi

Little Rot by Akwaeke Emezi


Pre-order. Publishes 4 July 2024.


Akwaeke Emezi’s exhilarating new novel follows five people over the course of a weekend which will brutally upend all of their lives.

They wanted revenge, they wanted people to be held accountable in a world where that just didn’t happen. It was like expecting a rotten tree to bear fruit.


When Kalu drops Aima at the airport, it marks the end of their four-year relationship. Shattered and broken open, he thinks that’s the last he will see of his girlfriend.


But Aima is drawn back into Lagos: to the scandalous, decadent nightlife of her best friend. Reeling from the breakup, Kalu accepts an exclusive invitation to one of his best friend’s sordid, global parties – a way to escape, if only for a night. Just as two Nigerian sex workers visiting from Kuala Lumpur collide into the scene, everything goes to hell when Kalu’s actions plunge them all into a whirling descent through the corrupt and glittering underbelly of the city.

  • Details

    Imprint: Faber

    Publication date: 7 July 2024

    ISBN: 9780571382804

    Pages: 288

    Format: Hardback

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Germany and Republic of Ireland: Due to a high return rate of parcels, we are sadly no longer shipping to Germany and the Republic of Ireland. 

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