"God's Children Are Little Broken Things" (Arinze Ifeakandu)

"Later, you searched on Google. You had said the word in your head, gay, and had typed it. And now that you needed someone to talk to so badly, there was nobody who would certainly understand."

"Later, you searched on Google. You had said the word in your head, gay, and had typed it. And now that you needed someone to talk to so badly, there was nobody who would certainly understand."

Nigeria / 2016

This is a beautiful contemporary short story about a Nigerian college student's struggle to balance his public relationship with his girlfriend - and his private relationship with his boyfriend. It's a quick read; you can read the whole thing online at www.apublicspace.org. The author, Arinze Ifeakandu, is just 22 and he studies literature at the University of Nigeria. He's extremely talented!