Teju Cole

“The degree to which my family members wish me to be separate from the life of the city is matched only by my desire to know that life. The danfo, carrier of the masses, is the perfect symbol of our contest. The energies of Lagos life—creative, malevolent, ambiguous—converge at the bus stops. There is no better place to make an inquiry into what it was I longed for all those times I longed for home.”


Teju Cole, Every Day is for the Thief
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Every Day is for the Thief Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole
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