Announcnig The Sound of Things to Come
Nigerian Novel Is the Vanguard of a New Generation of African Writers
By: The Mantle
Told from various points of view, The Sound of Things to Come departs from the strictures of linear narratives. Loosely centered on the activities of a church, the many colorfully drawn characters in Iduma's breakthrough novel illuminate the complex interconnectedness of a community where individuals struggle through their own painful dramas.
First published in 2012 as Farad in Nigeria, Emmanuel Iduma's novel is the disruptive harbinger of Nigeria's rising generation of writers.
"Iduma deploys a meta-psychological technique where his characters are dissected for both experiences and motives," says award-winning poet Dami Ajayi about The Sound of Things to Come. "The innards of his characters are exhibited as though for contemplation…
Emmanuel Iduma was born and raised in Nigeria, where he trained as a lawyer. In 2015 he received an MFA in art criticism and writing from the School of Visual Arts in New York. An essayist and art critic, he is also co-founder ofSaraba Magazine and co-editor of the anthology Gambit: Newer African Writing.
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