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The Resource Every day is for the thief : fiction, Teju Cole ; with photos by the author

Every day is for the thief : fiction, Teju Cole ; with photos by the author

Label
Every day is for the thief : fiction
Title
Every day is for the thief
Title remainder
fiction
Statement of responsibility
Teju Cole ; with photos by the author
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Visiting Lagos after many years away, Teju Cole's unnamed narrator rediscovers his hometown as both a foreigner and a local. A young writer uncertain of what he wants to say, the man moves through tableaus of life in one of the most dynamic cities in the world: he hears the muezzin's call to prayer in the early morning light, and listens to John Coltrane during the late afternoon heat. He witnesses teenagers diligently perpetrating e-mail frauds from internet cafes, longs after a woman reading Michael Ondaatje on a public bus, and visits the impoverished National Museum. Along the way, he reconnects with old school friends and his family, who force him to ask himself profound questions of personal and national history. Over long, wandering days, the narrator compares present-day Lagos to the Lagos of his memory, and in doing so reveals changes that have taken place in himself. Just as Open City uses New York to reveal layers of the narrator's soul, in Every Day is for the Thief the complex, beautiful, generous, and corrupt city of Lagos exposes truths about our protagonist, and ourselves"--
Summary
"Visiting Lagos after many years away, Teju Cole's unnamed narrator rediscovers his hometown as both a foreigner and a local. A young writer uncertain of what he wants to say, the man moves through tableaus of life in one of the most dynamic cities in the world: he hears the muezzin's call to prayer in the early morning light, and listens to John Coltrane during the late afternoon heat. He witnesses teenagers diligently perpetrating e-mail frauds from internet cafes, longs after a woman reading Michael Ondaatje on a public bus, and visits the impoverished National Museum. Along the way, he reconnects with old school friends and his family, who force him to ask himself profound questions of personal and national history. Over long, wandering days, the narrator compares present-day Lagos to the Lagos of his memory, and in doing so reveals changes that have taken place in himself. Just as Open City uses New York to reveal layers of the narrator's soul, in Every Day is for the Thief the complex, beautiful, generous, and corrupt city of Lagos exposes truths about our protagonist, and ourselves"--
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10281864
Cataloging source
IEP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cole, Teju
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.C67
LC item number
E84 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nigerians
  • Homecoming
  • Reunions
  • Life change events
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Cultural Heritage
  • FICTION / African American / General
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Nigeria
Target audience
adult
Label
Every day is for the thief : fiction, Teju Cole ; with photos by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Nigeria by Cassava Republic Press, in 2007"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
872624304
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9780812995787
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014004326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Every day is for the thief : fiction, Teju Cole ; with photos by the author
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Nigeria by Cassava Republic Press, in 2007"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
872624304
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9780812995787
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014004326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations

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