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Emmanuel Iduma

EMMANUEL IDUMA is a writer and art critic. He is the author of the novel The Sound of Things to Come. Born in Nigeria, he co-founded Saraba Magazine, and has contributed essays and reviews to several magazines and journals. A Stranger’s Pose, his book of travel stories and meditations, is forthcoming. He graduated from the MFA program in Art Writing at the School of Visual Arts, and now teaches in it.

The Promise of Mutability

Most recently, I have written for and managed the monthly publication of essays on African art and visual culture in The Trans-African, a publication project by Invisible Borders.

Francisco de Goya, Plate 26 from “The Disasters of War” (“Los Desastres de la Guerra”): <em>One can’t look</em>. (<em>No se puede mirar</em>.) 1810 – 20, published 1863. Etching, burnished lavis, drypoint and burin. 9 15/16 × 13 1/2 in. Purchase, Rogers Fund and Jacob H. Schiff Bequest, 1922. <a href=Metmuseum.org, OASC. " />

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