Through stories remembered and imagined, and images by acclaimed photographers, A Stranger’s Pose draws the reader into a world of encounters in more than a dozen African towns. Iduma blends memoir, travelogue and storytelling in these fragments of a traveller’s journey across several African cities.
Inspired by the author’s travels with photographers between 2011 and 2015, the author’s own accounts are expanded to include other narratives about movement, estrangement, and intimacy. These include: an arrest in a market in N’djamena, being punished by a Gendarmes officer on a Cameroonian highway and meeting the famed photographer Malick Sidibe in Bamako.
Emmanuel Iduma (born 1989) is a Nigerian writer, editor, publisher, and art critic. He is the co-founder of Saraba Magazine and the author of The Sound of Things to Come (2012)[. He teaches in the MFA Art Writing Program at School of Visual Arts, New York City.