Chike Frankie Edozien is Jacana Media’s Author of the Month for March!
Edozien is the author of Lives of Great Men, an incredibly powerful portrayal of what it means to be a gay Nigerian man.
Quick facts about Edozien:
- He was born in Lagos, Nigeria.
- He learned to read from the newspapers that his father brought home daily.
- He left his native Nigeria in 1990 to chase his dream of studying and establishing himself in the United States.
- He worked as a janitor, telephone operator and hotel cleaner in various locales before becoming a New York Post reporter.
- His memoir Lives of Great Men won the Lambda Literary 2018 Nonfiction Award for Best Gay Memoir/Biography.
What inspired Chike to write Lives of Great Men?
About the book
From Victoria Island to Brooklyn, Accra and Paris, from across the diaspora to the heart of the African continent, Chike Frankie Edozien offers a highly personal series of contemporary snapshots of same-gender loving Africans, unsung Great Men living their lives, triumphing and finding joy in the face of great adversity.
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