Skip to Main Content (Press Enter)
Little Rot by Akwaeke Emezi
Add Little Rot to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf

Little Rot

Best Seller
Little Rot by Akwaeke Emezi
Audiobook Download
Jun 18, 2024 | ISBN 9780593867617 | 550 Minutes

Buy from Other Retailers:

See All Formats (3) +
  • $31.00

    Jun 18, 2024 | ISBN 9780593915387

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • $29.00

    Jun 18, 2024 | ISBN 9780525541639

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Jun 18, 2024 | ISBN 9780525541646

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Jun 18, 2024 | ISBN 9780593867617

    550 Minutes

    Buy from Other Retailers:

Buy the Audiobook Download:

Listen to a sample from Little Rot

Product Details

Praise

Praise for Little Rot

“A masterwork…mesmerizing…We come away troubled, unsettled — and in some subtle way changed.”-The New York Times Book Review

“A gritty yet hypnotic novel about a web of loosely connected friends grappling with hidden desires in Lagos. . . Emezi portrays the African city as a corrupting force—but only because falling from grace is so painfully, exquisitely human.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“[H]as the dark twists and pace of a thriller, the ambitious scope of literary fiction, the language of poetry and the yearning of romance…[T]he blend of melodrama, peril and existential angst in Little Rot is shockingly entertaining and beautifully wrought.”Los Angeles Times

“Drama, mystery, beautiful clothes, expensive cars, explosive sex…Emezi takes readers to an abyss from which there is no escape.”-Kirkus Reviews

“Emezi unspools a web of erotic danger…readers in search of a decadent good time will find it here.“-Publishers Weekly

Little Rot hurtles toward devastation, but even as you anticipate the horrors ahead, the escapist thriller-style pacing will keep you pushing on.”-BookPage

“Multimedia polymath and gender-norm disrupter Emezi. . . examines taboo and trauma in their creative work…Emezi can be counted upon for an ambience of dread and a feverish momentum.” -The Millions 

“Emezi is a genius, IMHO. . . Super queer, disturbing and unflinching, Emezi’s latest will leave you uncomfortably questioning morality, power, sex and, well, humanity as a whole.” -Ms Magazine

“Prolific and brilliant multigenre Nigerian author Akwaeke Emezi is back with a novel chronicling the end of a relationship and a sex party that throws its characters into chaos. Read everything Emezi writes!”-Autostraddle


Praise for Akwaeke Emezi

“Akwaeke Emezi parts the seas of the self.” —Vanity Fair

“A writer of startling versatility.” —R. O. Kwon, New York Times Book Review

“Emezi is a dazzling literary talent whose works cut to the quick of the spiritual self.” —Esquire

“A once-in-a-generation voice” —Vulture

“Emezi is a beacon of literary genius.” —The Lambda Literary Review

“One of our greatest living writers” —Shondaland

 “Extraordinarily powerful.” —Edwidge Danticat, The New Yorker

“A major talent.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Back to Top