Emmanuel Iduma was born in Akure, Nigeria in 1989, and trained as a Lawyer in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He is the co-publisher of Saraba Magazine, acclaimed as one of the finest literary journals in Africa. In 2011 he became Editor of 3bute, an online mashable anthology of African modernity, which has adapted stories for BBC African Magazine and the Caine Prize.
He joined the Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Organization first as a blogger of the 2011 road trip from Lagos to Addis Ababa and then as Content Management Supervisor. His work for Invisible Borders has been featured in Arise Magazine, Africa Report, as well as in the New Museum in New York’s ‘The Ungovernables’ exhibition.
His writings has been published online and in print, including in StoryTime, African Roar (2011), Daughters of Eve and Other New Short Stories from Nigeria, Speaking for the Generations: An Anthology of Contemporary African Short Stories, Sentinel Nigeria, Itch, Saraba, New Black Magazine, and elsewhere. His writings on Occupy Nigeria was published in Dreaming in Public: Building the Occupy Movement (New Internationalist Press)
He blogs on Black Looks, and Mantle Thought and is realizing Gambit, a conversation project on Mantle Thought with emerging African writers, including writers from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana and Somali. Emmanuel was a finalist of the Words In Action International Literary Contest (2008), winner of the Naija Stories Independence Day Contest (2010) and Al Mahdiya Essay Competition (2011).
Farad, his first novel, is published by Parresia Publishers, Nigeria