God’s Children Are Little Broken Things
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 | 12:15 p.m. ET Georgetown University, Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Hall Multipurpose Room, Washington, D.C.
On Wednesday, October 18, join Arinze Ifeakandu for a reading and conversation in person at Georgetown University. Arinze will read from his debut story collection, God's Children Are Little Broken Things (A Public Space Books) and discuss fiction, faith, sexuality, and the present-day Nigeria that is the setting of many of his stories. In conversation with Paul Elie.
This event will be held in person at Georgetown University. 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.