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Arinze Ifeakandu

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 or is forthcoming from A Public Space, Guernica, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, One Story, Redemption Song and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018. God’s Children Are Little Broken Things is his first book.

May/June 2022

Happy Is a Doing Word

By Arinze Ifeakandu

I They were ten when the plane crashed. Binyelum saw the blackened remains in his father’s Sunday Times, they always read the Sunday paper together, passing pages between each other. […]