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God’s Children Are Little Broken Things

Fiction Arinze Ifeakandu

We are the miracles that God made
To taste the bitter fruit of Time.

—Ben Okri, “An African Elegy”


You met in your second year. At the stadium one cloudy evening when you played against his department. He was not a player, he was too small to be one, even though you knew that  [...]

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Issue 24



Spring 2016


Arinze Ifeakandu studies literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. An alumnus of the Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop, he was recently shortlisted for the BN Poetry Award.


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