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God’s Children Are Little Broken Things


Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. ET Online

On Thursday, June 23, join Arinze Ifeakandu for a virtual reading and conversation at White Whale Bookstore to celebrate the launch of his debut story collection, God's Children Are Little Broken Things, from A Public Space Books. Moderated by Hannah Eko, author of Honey is the Knife

This virtual event will be held on Zoom. Registration is required, and will close at 6:30 p.m. ET the day of the event.

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.

Hannah Eko

is the author of Honey Is the Knife, an alternative self-help guide and "initiation into a life of joyful contradiction." A 2021 California Arts Council Emerging Fellow, her work has appeared in Buzzfeed, Bust, b*tch, and Pigeon Pages NYC.

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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