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God’s Children Are Little Broken Things


Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | 7:30 p.m. ET Online

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.

This event will be held online on Zoom. 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.

Ebenezer Agu

lives in Ann Arbor where he 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.

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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