Quijote Talk: Emmanuel Iduma
Book Launch: A Stranger’s Pose (2018, Cassava Republic Press, with a foreword by Teju Cole)
Thursday, November 29
132 West 21st Street, 6th Floor
Free and open to the public
A unique blend of travelogue, memoir, and photography, A Stranger’s Pose draws the reader into a world of encounters haunted by the absence of home, estrangement from a lover and family tragedies. The author’s recollections and reflections of fragments of his journeys to African cities, from Dakar to Douala, and from Khartoum to Casablanca, offer a compelling and very personal meditation on the meaning of home and the generosity of strangers to a lone traveler.
Emmanuel Iduma is a writer of fiction and nonfiction. He is the author of The Sound of Things to Come (first published as Farad in Nigeria), and received a 2017 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation grant in arts writing for his profiles of Nigerian artists. He holds an MFA in Art Writing from the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he now teaches. In 2017, he was associate curator of the Nigerian pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
Quijote Talks take place in our library on 21st Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues in Chelsea, usually on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. Named after our favorite after-lecture hangout, El Quijote in the Chelsea Hotel, and inspired by the knight errant himself, this new series consists of pointed talks and discussions about relevant pasts and possible futures. See our full lecture series archive here: artwriting.sva.edu/lecture-series