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at home: In Conversation | Ainehi Edoro and Emmanuel Iduma on the The Hilton Als Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

A conversation with Ainehi Edoro, Assistant Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and founder and editor of Brittle Paper; and Emmanuel Iduma, Nigerian writer, editor, and photographer and 2022 recipient of the Windham Campbell Literary Prize in nonfiction.

About Ainehi Edoro

Edoro is an assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research focuses on the form, theory, history, and culture of the novel as it emerged in Africa. She received her MA from the University of Kansas and her PhD in English Language and Literature from Duke University. Edoro is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Brittle Paper, a leading online platform dedicated to African writing and literary culture. In 2016, New African magazine named her one of the 100 most influential Africans and Nigeria’s Guardian recognized her as one of the five most influential Nigerian women of the year. In 2018, she was included in OkayAfrica’s “100 Women” list.

About Emmanuel Iduma

Born in Nigeria in 1989, Iduma is a writer and art critic. He studied law at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and received his MFA in art criticism and writing from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Iduma is the author of the travelogue A Stranger’s Pose (2018), which was longlisted for the 2019 Ondaatje Prize. His nonfiction and criticism have appeared in Aperture, Art in America, Artforum, Granta, n+1, the New York Review of Books, and other publications. He was the inaugural recipient of the AICA-USA Irving Sandler Award for New Voices in Art Criticism and has received the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and the C/O Berlin Talent Prize for Theory. In 2020, Iduma was recognized in Apollo International Art Magazine’s “40 under 40 Africa” for the broad social impact of his work. I Am Still With You, his memoir on the aftermath of the Nigerian civil war, received a Silvers Grant for Work in Progress and will be published in March 2023 by Algonquin (US) and William Collins (UK). In 2022 Iduma was awarded the Windham-Campbell Prize for nonfiction. 

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The Hilton Als Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby installation, second-floor galleries, Yale Center for British Art, photo by Richard Caspole, all works © Njideka Akunyili Crosby, courtesy of the artist, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner

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Njideka Akunyili Crosby, "The Beautyful Ones" Series #1C (detail), 2014, acrylic, colored pencil, and transfers on paper, © Njideka Akunyili Crosby, courtesy the artist, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner
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The Hilton Als Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Thursday, September 22, 2022–Sunday, January 22, 2023