Arinze Ifeakandu, God's Children Are Little Broken Things (Orion, Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
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. His work has appeared in A Public Space, One Story and Guernica. God’s Children Are Little Broken Things is his first book.
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God's Children Are Little Broken Things by Arinze Ifeakandu (Orion, Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
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.
Released Wednesday 3rd May at 11am (BST)
The shortlisted candidate for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize is interviewed by Swansea University English Literature students Akash Pillai and Euan Rhys Bacon. These students have studied Ifeakandu's short story collection, God's Children Are Little Broken Things.