Emmanuel Iduma

Talk by Writer and Art Critic Emmanuel Iduma: The Movement of the Other

Monday, September 26, 2022 at 4:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Room 202

FREE! Masks required.

Emmanuel Iduma was born and raised in Nigeria, where he trained as a lawyer. He is the author of the travelogue A Stranger’s Pose (Cassava Republic Press, 2018), which was longlisted for the 2019 Ondaatje Prize. He has contributed nonfiction and criticism to Granta, The New York Review of Books, Aperture, n+1, Artforum, Best American Travel Writing 2020, and Art in America, among other places. His art writing has been honored with the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers grant, the inaugural Irving Sandler Award for New Voices in Art Criticism from the United States section of the Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art, and the C/O Berlin Talent Prize for Theory. In 2020, he was listed in Apollo International Art Magazine’s 40 under 40 Africa for the broad social impact of his work. I Am Still With You, his memoir on the aftermath of the Nigerian civil war, was awarded a Silvers Grant for Work in Progress, and is forthcoming from Algonquin (U.S.) and William Collins (U.K.) in March 2023. He received a Windham-Campbell Prize for Literature in 2022.

This talk is co-sponsored by Wesleyan’s Anthropology Department and African Studies. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition fron/terra cognita + Hostile Terrain (HT94), on display from Tuesday, November 1 through Sunday, December 11, 2022. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 5pm. For more information, please visit the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery website.

The exhibition and related programming is provided by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the College of the Environment, the Anthropology Department, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, African Studies, and CT Humanities.

Photo of Emmanuel Iduma by Ayobami Adebayo.

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