Fiction, Faith, and Sexuality

A Conversation with Author Arinze Ifeakandu

October 18, 2023
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Hall Multipurpose Room Map

One of the most distinctive and affecting voices in contemporary fiction is that of Arinze Ifeakandu. Born in Kano, Nigeria, in 1995, raised a Christian, and self-identified as queer from a young age, Ifeakandu is an emerging master of the short story (a craft he furthered at the Iowa Writers' Workshop). Not yet 30 years old, he has been awarded a Dylan Thomas Prize, an O. Henry Prize, and is a Kirkus and LAMBDA Award finalist. At Georgetown University, he read from his acclaimed first book, God's Children Are Little Broken Things (2022), and discussed fiction, faith, sexuality, and the present-day Nigeria that is the setting of many of his stories. Paul Elie, senior fellow in the Berkley Center and moderator of the Faith and Culture series, led the conversation. 

Copies of God's Children Are Little Broken Things (2022) was available for purchase. A light lunch was served.  

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