A Stranger's Pose (Paperback)
Erschienen am 16.10.2018
Emmanuel Iduma ist der Autor von A Stranger’s Pose, nominiert für den Ondaatje-Preis 2019, und dem Roman The Sound of Things to Come. Seine Werke über Kunst sind in einer Reihe von Katalogen, Monografien und Magazinen erschienen, darunter Aperture, Art in America, dem British Journal of Photography, ARTNews, Guernica und BOMB. Er erhielt ein Stipendium der Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation und ist Mitbegründer der Zeitschrift Saraba. Zur Zeit unterrichtet er an der School of Visual Arts in New York. ** Emmanuel Iduma is the author of A Stranger’s Pose, which was longlisted for the 2019 Ondaatje Prize, and The Sound of Things to Come, a novel. His writing on art have appeared in a range of catalogues, monographs, and magazines, including Aperture, Art in America, British Journal of Photography, ARTNews, Guernica, and BOMB. He received an arts writing grant from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation, and co-founded Saraba magazine. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts, New York.
A Stranger’s Pose is an evocative and mesmerising account of travels across different African cities. With lyrical and absorbing prose, Emmanuel invites the reader to share in his travels, and the encounters he made along the way. Alongside these depictions of new places and people is a compelling, and very personal, meditation on the meaning of home, and the importance of intimacy to a lone traveller. Through these vignettes – an arrest in a market in N’djamena, meeting the famed photographer Malick Sidibe in Bamako, speaking with a migrant in Tangier who says “the sea is the only way,” – Emmanuel showcases the generosity of strangers, the power of language and translation, and much more, accentuated by a curated selection of captivating photographs.