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Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria Chiké Frankie Edozien learned to read from the newspapers even before attending school. He is the author of the groundbreaking memoir ‘Lives of Great Men: Living & Loving As An African Gay Man (Ouida Books/Team Angelica/Jacana Media) which won a 2018 ‘Lammy’ the Lambda Literary award for biography/memoir. ‘Lives’ was also a finalist for the Publishing Triangle award for nonfiction also in 2018.
Edozien’s “Shea Prince” was shortlisted for a Gerald Kraak award and part of its ‘As You Like It’ anthology which garnered a ‘Lammy’ in 2019. And his ‘Last night in Asaba’ along with other incredible stories from around Africa have been anthologized in ‘The Heart of The Matter.’ Edozien has had a nearly three-decade long journalism career and his reportage has been published widely globally.
He is on the journalism faculty at New York University and lives in Accra, Ghana where he runs the New York University Accra campus.