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God’s Children Are Little Broken Things


Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 8:00 p.m. ET Online

On Thursday, June 16, join Arinze Ifeakandu for a virtual reading and conversation at Loyalty Bookstore 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.

This event will be held online on Crowdcast. 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.

Jonathan Lee

is the author of the novels Who is Mr. Satoshi?, Joy, High Dive, and—most recently—The Great Mistake. His novels have been translated into fifteen languages, have appeared on international bestseller lists, and have been named best books of the year by publications such as the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, and many others.

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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