Now & Then

Feb 22 – “Intimate Strangers,” a collaboration with vocalist and composer Sara Serpa (with Sofía Rei, Aubrey Johnson, Leo Genovese, and Qasim Naqvi), inspired by A Stranger’s Pose. Hunter College, as part of the New Topologies series.

Feb. 21 – In conversation with Chike Frankie Edozien, and Sandra Uwiringiyimana, at WORD Bookstore, Brooklyn.

Jan. 25 – Reading, with Zahra Patterson, at Poetry Project, New York.

Jan. 14 – In conversation with Lidudumalingani on A Stranger’s Pose, in Johannesburg Review of Books.

Jan. 12, 2019 – A review of A Stranger’s Pose, by Joseph Schreiber in Roughghosts.

Dec 8, 26, 28 – A Stranger’s Pose is named one of the best/notable book of the year by Daily Trust, YNaijaBrittle Paper, and Quartz Africa.

Dec. 14 – “What Would Tutuola Do?” On Amos Tutuola, for Tate Papers.

Dec. 12 – “Notes on Method,” on A Stranger’s Pose, in The Mantle.

Dec. 9 – Interview on Literandra, on A Stranger’s Pose.

Dec. 5 – A Stranger’s Pose: in conversation with Chike Frankie Edozien, Brookline Booksmith, Massachusetts.

Dec. 3 – “The Man and the Writer.” Interview by Franklin Ugobude in The Guardian, Nigeria.

Nov. 29 – “How to Be an African Travel Writer in Africa?” Essay in LitHub.

Nov. 29Quijote Talk on A Stranger’s Pose, MFA Art Writing, School of Visual Arts, New York.

Nov. 28 – A review of A Stranger’s Pose in Headstuffby Eion Madigan.

Nov. 28 – “Intimate Strangers,” a collaboration with vocalist and composer Sara Serpa, inspired by A Stranger’s Pose. National Sawdust, New York.

Nov. 22Book Chat: A Stranger’s Pose, TVC, Lagos.

Nov. 11 – In The Atlantic, on A Stranger’s Pose, “a brilliant travelogue that presents Africa through a new lens,” by Hannah Giorgis.

Nov. 11 – Review of A Stranger’s Pose in Media Diversified by Cardyn Brooks. 

Oct. 29 – An excerpt from A Stranger’s Pose in The Millions.

Oct. 27 – An interview in The Cable (Nigeria) on A Stranger’s Pose.

Oct. 11 – Lives That Enter Mine: Notes and Narratives on Artists.” A talk at Hunter College MFA in Studio Art.

Oct. 4 – Shortlisted for the Brittle Paper Award for Essays and Think Pieces, for my narrative essay, “The Colonizer’s Archive Is a Crooked Finger.

Sept. 27 – A Stranger’s Pose listed by Anderson Tepper as one of “Fall’s Best Foreign Books from Around the World,” in Vanity Fair.

Sept. 16Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, New York.

Sept. 6 – “Words For Pictures: A Conversation on Looking, Writing, and Breaking Form.” With Teju Cole. MFA Art Writing, School of Visual Arts, New York. 

Aug. 11“Music is So,” in The Quietus. Soundtrack to A Stranger’s Pose. 

Aug. 6 – A trailer for A Stranger’s Pose.

July 30 – A Stranger’s Pose Mixes Memoir, Travelogue, and Photography, Reinventing African Travel Writing,” in Brittle Paper.