Now & Then

November 8 – Intimate Strangers. A collaboration with Sara Serpa. Princeton University. 7:30pm.

October 29 – Author Host at the Words Without Borders 2019 Gala. Get tickets here.

October 11 – An Evening of Nigerian Literature with Ayobami Adebayo. McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, Canada, co-presented with the Winnipeg International Writers Festival. 7pm.

September 19–October 24 – 6-Week Open-Genre Generative Workshop: Writing from Art. Catapult, New York. Thursdays, 7:00pm–9:00pm.

September 14 – Intimate Strangers. A collaboration with Sara Serpa. City of Asylum, Pittsburgh. 7pm.

August 27 – “An Intimate Stranger,” a review of A Stranger’s Pose, by Nathan Sur-Systma, in Los Angeles Review of Books.

August 14 – “Outriders Africa.” In Autumn 2020, I’ll be one of 10 writers who will “embark on an international journey through Africa, meeting writers and communities along their way and engaging in discussions around migration, colonial legacies, inequalities and the impact of globalisation and environmental change.”

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.