God’s Children Are Little Broken Things

Brooklyn, NY Tuesday, June 7, 2022

On Tuesday, June 7, join Arinze Ifeakandu for a reading and conversation in person at Greenlight Bookstore to celebrate the launch of his debut story collection, God's Children Are Little Broken Things, from A Public Space Books. Moderated by Brandon Taylor, author of Filthy Animals.

Event Details
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
7:30 p.m. ET
This event will be held in person at Greenlight Bookstore. Registration is required, and you can register here.

Arinze Ifeakandu was born in Kano, Nigeria, in 1995. 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 (A Public Space) is his first book. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

Brandon Taylor is the author of the novel Real Life, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, as well as The National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize and the 2021 Young Lions Fiction Award; and the story collection Filthy Animals (both Riverhead), which won The Story Prize. He lives in New York City.
Greenlight Bookstore
Greenlight Bookstore

686 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States


God’s Children Are Little Broken Things

New York, NY Wedensday, June 8, 2022

On Wednesday, June 8, join Arinze Ifeakandu for a reading and conversation in person at The Strand to celebrate the launch of his debut story collection, God's Children Are Little Broken Things, from A Public Space Books. Moderated by Xochitl Gonzalez, author of Olga Dies Dreaming.

Event Details
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
7:00 p.m. ET
This event will be held in-person at the Strand Book Store, Rare Book Room, 828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Registration is required. Register here.

Arinze Ifeakandu was born in Kano, Nigeria, in 1995. 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 SpaceGuernica, the Kenyon ReviewOne Story, and Redemption Song and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018God’s Children Are Little Broken Things (A Public Space) is his first book. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

Xochitl Gonzalez is the New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming. Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Time, Kirkus, Boston Globe, Vogue, Bustle, and more, Olga Dies Dreaming was a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick, an Indies Introduce Pick, an Indie Next Pick, and Amazon's Featured Debut of the month. She is a contributor to the Atlantic, where her weekly newsletter, "Brooklyn, Everywhere," explores gentrification of people and places.
The Strand
The Strand

828 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
United States


God’s Children Are Little Broken Things

Online, Zoom Thursday, June 16, 2022

On Thursday, June 16, join Arinze Ifeakandu for a virtual reading and conversation at Loyalty Bookstore in collaboration with Third Place Books to celebrate the launch of his debut story collection, God's Children Are Little Broken Things, from A Public Space Books. Moderated by Jonathan Lee, author of The Great Mistake.

Event Details
Thursday, June 16, 2022
8:00 p.m. ET
This event will be held online on Zoom.
Registration is required. Register here.

Arinze Ifeakandu was born in Kano, Nigeria, in 1995. 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 SpaceGuernica, the Kenyon ReviewOne Story, and Redemption Song and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018God’s Children Are Little Broken Things (A Public Space) is his first book. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

Jonathan Lee is a British-American novelist and TV writer living in New York. His latest novel The Great Mistake (Knopf) is just out in paperback.
Loyalty Bookstore & Third Place Books

Online, Zoom
United States


God’s Children Are Little Broken Things

Tallahassee, FL Wednesday, June 22, 2022

On Wednesday, June 22, join Arinze Ifeakandu for a reading and conversation in person at Midtown Reader, in partnership with Florida State University, to celebrate the launch of his debut story collection, God's Children Are Little Broken Things, from A Public Space Books. Moderated by Gbenga Adesina, author of Painter of Water.

Event Details
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
7:00 p.m. ET
This event will be held in-person at Midtown Reader, 1123 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303

Arinze Ifeakandu was born in Kano, Nigeria, in 1995. 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 SpaceGuernica, the Kenyon ReviewOne Story, and Redemption Song and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018God’s Children Are Little Broken Things (A Public Space) is his first book. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

Gbenga Adesina, Nigerian poet and essayist, is the author of Painter of Water, selected by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani for the New Generation African Poets series. His work centers intimacy as a form of inquiry, and the sea as archive and brutal border around which orbits the questions of empire, migration, and exile. He was a Goldwater Fellow at NYU, where he received his MFA. He was the 2020 Olive B. O'Connor Fellow at Colgate University. His work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Harvard Review, Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day, and the New York Times. He was the winner of the 2020 Narrative Prize. 
Midtown Reader
Midtown Reader

1123 Thomasville Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32303
United States


God’s Children Are Little Broken Things

Online, Zoom Thursday, June 23, 2022

On Thursday, June 23, join Arinze Ifeakandu for a virtual reading and conversation at White Whale Bookstore to celebrate the launch of his debut story collection, God's Children Are Little Broken Things, from A Public Space Books. Moderated by Hannah Eko, author of Honey is the Knife.

Event Details
Thursday, June 23
7:00 p.m. ET
This virtual event will be held on Zoom. Registration is required, and will close at 6:30 p.m. ET the day of the event. Register here.

Arinze Ifeakandu was born in Kano, Nigeria, in 1995. 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 SpaceGuernica, the Kenyon ReviewOne Story, and Redemption Song and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018God’s Children Are Little Broken Things (A Public Space) is his first book. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

Hannah Eko is the author of Honey Is the Knife, an alternative self-help guide and "initiation into a life of joyful contradiction." A 2021 California Arts Council Emerging Fellow, her work has appeared in Buzzfeed, Bust, b*tch, and Pigeon Pages NYC.  
White Whale Bookstore

Online, Zoom
United States


God’s Children Are Little Broken Things

Online, Zoom Tuesday, June 28, 2022

On Tuesday, June 28, join Arinze Ifeakandu for a virtual reading and conversation at Literati to celebrate the launch of his debut story collection, God's Children Are Little Broken Things, from A Public Space Books. Moderated by Helen Zell Writers' Program candidate Ebenezer Agu.

Event Details
Tuesday, June 22, 2022
7:30 p.m. ET
This event will be held online on Zoom.
Register here.

Arinze Ifeakandu was born in Kano, Nigeria, in 1995. 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 SpaceGuernica, the Kenyon ReviewOne Story, and Redemption Song and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018God’s Children Are Little Broken Things (A Public Space) is his first book. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

Ebenezer Agu lives in Ann Arbor where is a candidate of the University of Michigan's Helen Zell Writers' Program. He is a poet, nonfiction writer, literary critic, and the founder of 20.35 Africa, an annual anthology publishing African poets between the ages of twenty and thirty-five. In 2020, he was nominated for The Future Awards Africa Prize for Literature and was recently named in Open Country's special issue on the next generation of African literature.
Literati

Online, Zoom
United States

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