And then he sang a lullaby
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290 pages : 22 cm.
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"A searingly honest and resonant debut from a Nigerian writer and queer liberation activist, exploring what love and freedom cost in a society steeped in homophobia. The inaugural title in the most buzzed-about new imprint of recent years, And Then He Sang a Lullaby is a powerful, luminous debut that establishes its young author as a masterful talent. August is a God-fearing track star who leaves Enugu City to attend university and escape his overbearing sisters. He carries the weight of their lofty expectations, the shame of facing himself, and the haunting memory of a mother he never knew. It's his first semester and pressures aside, August is making friends and doing well in his classes. He even almost has a girlfriend. There's only one problem: he can't stop thinking about Segun, an openly gay student who works at a local cybercafé. Segun carries his own burdens and has been wounded in too many ways. When he meets August, their connection is undeniable, but Segun is reluctant to open himself up to August. He wants to love and be loved by a man who is comfortable in his own skin, who will see and hold and love him, exactly as he is. Despite their differences, August and Segun forge a tender intimacy that defies the violence around them. But there is only so long Segun can stand being loved behind closed doors, while August lives a life beyond the world they've created together. And when a new, sweeping anti-gay law is passed, August and Segun must find a way for their love to survive in a Nigeria that was always determined to eradicate them. A tale of rare bravery and profound beauty, And Then He Sang a Lullaby is an extraordinary debut that marks Ani as a voice to watch"--

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Somtochukwu, A. K. (2023). And then he sang a lullaby (First edition.). Roxane Gay Books, an imprint of Grove Atlantic.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Somtochukwu, Ani Kayode. 2023. And Then He Sang a Lullaby. Roxane Gay Books, an imprint of Grove Atlantic.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Somtochukwu, Ani Kayode. And Then He Sang a Lullaby Roxane Gay Books, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Somtochukwu, Ani Kayode. And Then He Sang a Lullaby First edition., Roxane Gay Books, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, 2023.

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