African Book Club
God's Children Are Little Broken Things by Arinze Ifeakandu
Jun 25, 2023
12:00 pm
1:30 pm
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Join us for an ongoing series in partnership with host and African Book Club co-Founder Faith Adiele. June's book selection is God's Children Are Little Broken Things by Arinze Ifeakandu. This program will be hosted virtually on Zoom.

How to participate: Get a copy of the book, read it in advance of the meeting, and then discuss the book with a group of people interested in reading African Literature in-person at MoAD on Sunday June 25th from 12-1:30pm PT. Copies of God's Children Are Little Broken Things are available from the MoAD Bookstore.

You can view a list of all the books previously read and discussed in African Book Club, and if you order through bookshop, MoAD will receive a percentage of the sale:

About the Book

Finalist for the 2022 Kirkus Prize for Fiction

Longlisted for the 2023 Dylan Thomas Prize

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.

About the Author

Photo Credit: Bec Stupak Diop

Arinze Ifeakandu was born in Kano, Nigeria. An AKO Caine Prize for African Writing finalist and A Public Space Writing Fellow, he is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is pursuing his PhD at Florida State University. His work has appeared in A Public Space,One Story, and Guernica. God’s Children Are Little Broken Things is his first book.

Hosted by Faith Adiele, Author, Professor & Co-Founder of African Book Club

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