Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, Chiké Frankie Edozien learned to read from the newspapers even before attending school. He is the author of the ground-breaking memoir Lives Of Great Men: Living & Loving As An African Gay Man (Jacana Media) which won the 2018 Lambda Literary award for biography/memoir. His short story “Shea Prince” was a Gerald Kraak Anthology finalist and part of its As You Like It anthology, which also garnered a Lammy in 2019. 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 is on the faculty at New York University. He lives in Accra, Ghana.