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God’s Children Are Little Broken Things


Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. ET The Strand, 828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

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.

This event will be held in-person at the Strand Book Store, Rare Book Room, 828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Registration is required.

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.

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.

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.

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