Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria Chiké Frankie Edozien learned to read from the newspapers his father brought home daily. He grew up to become an ink-stain scribbler telling the stories of others in service of a greater good. Edozien currently teaches journalism at New York University. Prior to that he was an award winning metro reporter in New York City. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Quartz, Time Magazine, The Times (UK) GlobalPost, Out Traveler, Edge, Colorlines, Vibe Magazine, the New York Amsterdam News, the Advocate and more. He is a contributor to the 2016 Commonwealth Writers anthology, Safe House: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction and in 2017 his ‘Last night in Asaba’ was published by Jalada Africa/Transitions. His groundbreaking memoir, Lives of Great Men: Living & Loving As An African Gay Man, won the 2018 Lambda Literary award for biography/memoir.