God’s Children Are Little Broken Things
Thursday, June 22, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. ET Online
On Thursday, June 22, celebrate Arinze Ifeakandu's God's Children Are Little Broken Things (A Public Space Books) as a finalist of the 2023 CLMP Firecracker Award in Fiction. The Firecracker Awards for Independently Published Literature are given to honor books and magazines that make a significant contribution to our literary culture and the publishers that strive to introduce important voices to readers far and wide.
This event is free and open to the public and will be held online on Zoom. Registration is required.
was born in Kano, Nigeria. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a 2015 A Public Space Writing Fellow. His debut story collection, God's Children Are Little Broken Things, was awarded the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Republic of Consciousness Prize, and the Story Prize Spotlight Award, and was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize and Lambda Literary Award.
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.