Now & Then

August 13–14Edinburgh Book Festival. Edinburgh, Scotland.

July 6 – Launch of A Stranger’s Pose, at Africa Writes Festival. British Library. 13:30 – 14:30.

July 4 – Reading from A Stranger’s Pose, at Stanfords, 7 Mercer Walk, Covent Garden, WC2H 9FA. 19:00–20:15.

July 3 – “Voices at the Table.” Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ.

May 28 – Reading & discussion, on A Stranger’s Pose, Interkontinental Bookshop, Berlin. 6–8pm.

May 24 – Launch of A Stranger’s Pose, at Membrane: African Literature and Ideas, Stuttgart. 11pm, Literaturehaus, Stuttgart.

April 25 – A conversation with Anna Badkhen at the Penn Book Center, Philadelphia. 6:30pm.

April 19 – “A Place is Illumined in and by Absence.” In conversation with Kọlá Túbọ̀sún. Brittle Paper.

April 10 – Reading & Talk at Middlebury College, Vermont. 7pm.

March 28 – “Being a Writer.” In conversation with Wana Udobang. The Sole Adventurer.

March 27 – A Stranger’s Pose longlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize, 2019.

March 27 – A review of A Stranger’s Pose in Vertigo.

Feb. 31 – An essay on Okwui Okpokwasili in A Sum of Encounters.

Feb. 26 – “The ways movement can and cannot heal.” An interview with Caitlin L. Chandler, in Africa is a Country.

Feb. 24 – A review of A Stranger’s Pose by Sabo Kpade, in Guardian Nigeria.

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.