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God's Children Are Little Broken Things : Winner of the 2023 Dylan Thomas Prize, Paperback / softback Book

God's Children Are Little Broken Things : Winner of the 2023 Dylan Thomas Prize Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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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 'Contemporary love stories with moments of real surprise and revelation'BRANDON TAYLOR, author of Real Life'Gorgeous...

A hugely impressive collection, full of subtlety, wisdom and heart'SARAH WATERS, author of Fingersmith 'Captures the tenderness and tumult of queer love, familial love, self-love, and the many ways love elates and eludes us....

Masterful. What a glorious collection!'DEESHA PHILYAW, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies'Magic in motion...

A staggering, heartshattering show'ELOGHOSA OSUNDE, author of Vagabonds! 'Raw tender grace... A serious literary talent has emerged'COLM TÓIBÍN, author of The Magician 'Quite simply a tour de force'SARAH HALL, author of BurntcoatIn 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.

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