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Virtual Book Talk: “God’s Children Are Little Broken Things” by Arinze Ifeakandu (w/ Hannah Eko)

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a virtual book talk for God’s Children Are Little Broken Things by Arinze Ifeakandu! Feat. Hannah Eko (Honey Is the Knife).

Really looking forward to celebrating a new collection of short stories out from A Public Space: Arinze Ifeakandu’s God’s Children Are Little Broken Things. About this book, Anna said, “This resplendent debut brims with the boundless energy and existential ache of discovery and loss.” He’ll be joined in conversation by Hannah Eko, author of the forthcoming Honey Is the Knife!

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This event will be hosted on Zoom. You’ll receive the link to the Zoom meeting the day of the event via email. Free registration/ticket sales will end at 6:30pm ET on 6/23. Please email events@whitewhalebookstore.com if you miss this cut-off and need a ticket. For questions, check out our FAQ for events here.

About God’s Children Are Little Broken Things:

In nine exhilarating stories of queer love in contemporary Nigeria, God’s Children Are Little Broken Things announces the arrival of a daring new voice in fiction.

A man revisits the university campus where he lost his first love, aware now of what he couldn’t understand then. A young musician rises to fame at the price of pieces of himself, and the man who loves him. Arinze Ifeakandu explores with tenderness and grace the fundamental question of the heart: can deep love and hope be sustained in spite of the dominant expectations of society, and great adversity.

About the writers:

Arinze Ifeakandu was born in Kano, Nigeria, and currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida. 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, Guernica, the Kenyon Review, One Story, and Redemption Song and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018. God’s Children Are Little Broken Things is his first book.

Hannah Olabosibe Shokoya Eko is a Black-Nigerian writer, coach, and author of Honey Is the Knife. She is the literary hostess of Women, Writing, Weed & Wine. Born in London, she grew up in Southern California and has lived on both sides of the ocean (and some rivers in between). Her work has been published in Buzzfeed, Bust, b*tch, make/shift, Pigeon Pages NYC, and Aster(ix) magazines. She is a 2021 California Arts Council Emerging Fellow, a 2019 recipient of the Advancing Black Arts Grant, a Peter R. Taylor Kenyon Fellow, Tin House Scholar, and VONA (Voices Of Our Nations) alum.

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