God's Children Are Little Broken Things (Paperback)

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God's Children Are Little Broken Things (Paperback)


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Set in contemporary Nigeria, this collection features characters trying to get by in both modern urban Africa and through the pain, desire, and fear contained in their own queer identities. My heart continues to ache for everyone I met in these stories, both those who are rendered invisible and those who refuse to see them. What a great book.

— From Danielle

In nine exhilarating stories of queer love in contemporary Nigeria, God's Children Are Little Broken Things announces the arrival of a daring new voice in fiction.

A man revisits the university campus where he lost his first love, aware now of what he couldn't understand then. A young musician rises to fame at the price of pieces of himself, and the man who loves him. Arinze Ifeakandu explores with tenderness and grace the fundamental question of the heart: can deep love and hope be sustained in spite of the dominant expectations of society, and great adversity.

Arinze Ifeakandu was born in Kano, Nigeria, and currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida. An AKO Caine Prize for African Writing finalist and A Public Space Writing Fellow, he is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His work has appeared in A Public Space, Guernica, the Kenyon Review, One Story, and Redemption Song and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018. God's Children Are Little Broken Things is his first book.
Product Details ISBN: 9781734590715
ISBN-10: 1734590718
Publisher: Public Space Books
Publication Date: June 7th, 2022
Pages: 220
Language: English