Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria Chiké Frankie Edozien learned to read from the newspapers before attending school. He is the author of the groundbreaking memoir Lives of Great Men: Living & Loving As An African Gay Man which won the Lambda Literary Award 2018 for biography and memoir. “Shea Prince”, a nonfiction piece, was a Gerald Kraak Finalist and part of the As You Like It’ anthology which also garnered a Lambda in 2019. His short story “Last Night In Asaba”, along with other incredible stories from around Africa, have been anthologized in The Heart of The Matter. Edozien lives in Accra, Ghana.