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Nigerian authors Emmanuel Iduma and Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ will be in conversation at Angels & Muse, Lagos on November 23. They will be discussing Iduma’s new memoir A Stranger’s Pose.

Join Emmanuel Iduma for an evening of intimate chat on his new book, A Stranger’s Pose, a unique blend of travelogue, musings, and poetryHe will be in conversation with Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, author of Stay with Me.

A Stranger’s Pose has been by Vanity Fair as “an impressionistic portrait-in-motion of African cityscapes, desert shadows, and lonely rivers,” and by The Atlantic as a book that “expands what writing about the continent can be by paying extraordinary attention to the ebbs and flows of human connection.”

The event is organized by Angels & Muse in collaboration with Cassava Republic Press.

Here are the event details.

Date: Friday, 23 November 2018

Time: 19:00-21:00 WAT

Venue: Angels & Muse, 5b Sumo Jibowu Street, Ikoyi, Lagos

Emmanuel Iduma’s essays and stories appear frequently in journals, magazines, artists’ books, and exhibition catalogues. He is the author of The Sound of Things to Come, and co-editor of Gambit: Newer African Writing. He received a 2017 Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Grant in Art Writing. He is currently editor of Saraba Magazine, and a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He was shortlisted for the 2018 Brittle Paper Award for Essays for “The Colonizer’s Archive Is a Crooked Finger.”

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ is the author of Stay with Me, which was shortlisted for the Kwani? Manuscript Project as a work in progress in 2013. After it was published in 2017, it was shortlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction, the Wellcome Book Prize and the 9mobile Prize for Literature. It was also longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize. Stay with Me was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times and a Best Book of the Year by The Guardian, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications.

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Otosirieze is deputy editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize. He is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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