God's Children Are Little Broken Things

God's Children Are Little Broken Things

Hardback Published on: 28/07/2022
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God's Children Are Little Broken Things
beautiful and devastating
Exploring many aspects of life for queer men in Nigeria, Ifeakandu's debut work of fiction is a collection of short stories which discusses difficulties an... READ MORE
Benny Duverge-Pryce
God's Children Are Little Broken Things
Truly obsessed!
The short stories in God’s Children Are Little Broken Things are all gorgeously written and I am obsessed with some of them. This book explores love, grief... READ MORE
Suraya Talib


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.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781399606257
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 340g
  • Dimensions: 218 x 146 x 24 mm

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