God's Children Are Little Broken Things

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'Although he writes about queer lives and loves in Nigeria, Arinze Ifeakandu's voice is sensually alert to the human and universal in every situation. These quietly transgressive stories are the work of a brilliant new talent'
DAMON GALGUT, Booker Prize-winning author of The Promise

'Magic in motion... Arinze writes like a composer or an orchestral director, bringing notes together to form a staggering, heartshattering show'
ELOGHOSA OSUNDE, author of Vagabonds!

'These stories are written with raw tender grace. They dramatize what love is like in a time when love is under siege... It is clear from this book that a serious literary talent has emerged'
COLM TOIBIN, author of The Magician



In this stunning debut from one of Nigeria's most promising young writers, the stakes of love meet a society in flux

A man revisits the university campus where he lost his first love, aware now of what he couldn't understand then.
A daughter returns home to Lagos after the death of her father, where she must face her past - and future -relationship with his longtime partner.
A young musician rises to fame at the risk of losing himself and the man who loves him.

Generations collide, families break and are remade, languages and cultures intertwine, and lovers find their ways to futures; from childhood through adulthood; on university campuses, city centres, and neighbourhoods where church bells mingle with the morning call to prayer.

These nine stories of queer male intimacy brim with simmering secrecy, ecstasy, loneliness and love in their depictions of what it means to be gay in contemporary Nigeria. A debut of emotional charge, marking a compassionate, important new voice in fiction.

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£14.99  £14.24
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9781399606257

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