Freshwater: A Novel Setting

Akwaeke Emezi
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The Other Side

The other side functions as a foil to the human world throughout the novel, for it is the home of Ala, the objange, and ultimately, Ada herself. The objange in Ada's mind urge her to return to the other side so that they can return to their home with the brothersisters and Ala. Ashughara causes Ada to commit self-harm and ultimately facilitates a suicide attempt in the efforts to make Ada return to the other side. Ultimately, however, Ada chooses not to return to the other side, nor to remain completely in the human world: instead, she embraces her liminal position between these two worlds, exploring her identity as the daughter of Ala.

Nigeria

Nigeria is the home country of Ala, the objange, and Ada. When Ada's parents divorce, Ada moves to the U.S.A. for school, which enrages the We, for they want to...

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