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    Arinze Ifeakandu has won the 2022 Republic of Consciousness prize.

    Janet Manley

    March 28, 2023, 8:56am

    In a win for small presses, the 2022 Republic of Consciousness Prize winner has been announced: God’s Children Are Little Broken Things: Stories by Arinze Ifeakandu, published by A Public Space Books.

    God’s Children Are Little Broken Things has also been longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and is a 2023 finalist for the 2022 Kirkus Prize for Fiction. The collection presents stories of queer love in contemporary Nigeria.

    God's Children Are Little Broken Things

    Ifeakandu was born in Kano, Nigeria, is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is currently pursuing a PhD at Florida State University.

    The $35,000 prize purse is distributed between authors and presses, and shared across the shortlist, which was announced in March.

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