203pp., paperback, London, 2022
Also published in the USA in 2022.
"A beautiful, significant debut. 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 winner for The Promise
"Magic in motion. My love for this work isn't just about the lush tenderness of the writing - which is abundant here - but also about the book's internal circuitry. This book knows what it's doing, where its electricities need to pass through for maximum impact, knows who it is for and who it certainly doesn't answer to, and is its own self-contained habitat. God's Children Are Little Broken Things remains subtle and measured even through massive emotional transitions, carrying the reader the whole way through. Arinze writes like a composer or an orchestral director, bringing notes together to form a staggering, heartshattering show." Eloghosa Osunde, author of Vagabonds!
Arinze Ifeakandu was born in Kano, Nigeria. A Public Space Writing Fellow, he is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is reading for his PhD at Florida State University. God’s Children Are Little Broken Things is his first book.