Author Arinze Ifeakandu shines a light on gay Nigerian lives


Nigerian author Arinze Ifeakandu has often dreamed of a society where gay people do not have to hide their love or live in fear of homophobic hate. But LGBTQ+ people are pushing back against repression through creativity and community, said Ifeakandu, whose debut book “God’s Children are Little Broken Things” won the prestigious Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize for literature this month. “I always believe in the agency of people,” said Ifeakandu, 28, whose book follows nine stories of LGBTQ+ men in Nigeria.

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