Black Writers Read: Itua Uduebo

Join us for our discussion with Itua Uduebo (millenial fiction) who’ll share excerpts from his forthcoming debut novel, Parade of Streetlights.

Born in Lagos, Nigeria and now residing in New York, NY, Itua graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in International Politics. He is currently working in the financial technology industry. Itua’s writing journey began in 2016 and to date, he has several essays, articles, freeform poems, and short stories published online and in print. Partnering with Read Furiously Publishing on the release of his debut novel, Parade of Streetlights is scheduled for release on June 6, 2023.

Parade of Streetlights is a deeply personal and introspective debut novel from author Itua Uduebo told in vignettes and featuring characters who are working through many personal absurdities. This is a novel about the choices we make, the ways we restrict ourselves needlessly, and the freedom of embracing the authentic pursuit of happiness. Kola’s voice is a welcome addition to the literary canon and his story will stay with you long after the last page is finished.

Itua’s work explores multiple genres including new adult fiction, urban literature, science fiction, thrillers, politics, racial justice, culture, and global affairs. Itua is currently working on his second novel manuscript and always looking to take on new creative challenges.

About Black Writers Read
Hosted and Produced by performance poet, playwright, pop culture critic, and educator, Nicole M. Young-Martin, Black Writers Read showcases, celebrates, and honors the words, work and traditions of Black writers from across the country, across genres, across experiences and across the African Diaspora.

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