This post is sponsored by OrangeSky Audio in honor of the publication of God’s Children Are Little Broken Things by Arinze Ifeakandu, narrated by Mirron Willis! The audiobook edition includes an exclusive introduction voiced by the author.
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. 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 centers, and neighborhoods where church bells mingle with the morning call to prayer, love is consistent even in the presence of loss.
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta, narrated by Robin Miles
When We Speak of Nothing by Olumide Popoola, narrated by Ben Onwukwe
God’s Children Are Little Broken Things by Arinze Ifeakandu, narrated by Mirron Willis
Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala, narrated by Prentice Onoyemi and Julia Whelan
An Ordinary Wonder by Buki Papillon, narrated by Adjoa Andoh