Equal parts memoir, national history, and political reckoning, I Am Still With You documents a journey through the author's homeland in search of the truth about his uncle, who disappeared during the Nigerian Civil War, and the history of this war that shaped his family and the nation--and the author himself.
Languid but haunting ... Iduma has fashioned a memoir that combines family stories, travelogue, and a lesson in Nigerian history with his personal narrative as a married art critic living in New York City.
Though his own findings are far from definitive, the author delivers a poignant story rescued from those silences and lacunae. A powerful contribution to modern Nigerian history, particularly significant in an age of ethnic conflict around the world.
An immersive memoir ... Iduma reflects on the power of family to both unite and divide, and as he weaves his background into Nigeria’s historical tapestry, he acknowledges how his heritage is reflected in his uncle’s story ... Iduma’s unraveling of the past is bound to leave readers eager to uncover their own family secrets.