God’s Children Are Little Broken Things
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 7:30 p.m. ET Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
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.
This event will be held in person at Greenlight Bookstore. Capacity is limited, and registration is recommended.
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.
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.
God's Children Are Little Broken Things
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.