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Cole, Teju

Overview
Works: 40 works in 206 publications in 13 languages and 6,104 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Travel writing  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Poetry  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Photographer, wst, Redactor
Classifications: PR9387.9.C67, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Teju Cole
 
Most widely held works by Teju Cole
Open city : a novel by Teju Cole( Book )

56 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feeling adrift after ending a relationship, Julius, a young Nigerian doctor living in New York, takes long walks through the city while listening to the stories of fellow immigrants until a shattering truth is revealed
Every day is for the thief : fiction by Teju Cole( Book )

42 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For readers of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Michael Ondaatje, Every Day Is for the Thief is a wholly original work of fiction by Teju Cole, whose critically acclaimed debut, Open City, was the winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was named one of the best books of the year by more than twenty publications. Fifteen years is a long time to be away from home. It feels longer still because I left under a cloud. A young Nigerian living in New York City goes home to Lagos for a short visit, finding a city both familiar and strange. In a city dense with story, the unnamed narrator moves through a mosaic of life, hoping to find inspiration for his own. He witnesses the "yahoo yahoo" diligently perpetrating email frauds from an Internet cafe, longs after a mysterious woman reading on a public bus who disembarks and disappears into a bookless crowd, and recalls the tragic fate of an eleven-year-old boy accused of stealing at a local market. Along the way, the man reconnects with old friends, a former girlfriend, and extended family, taps into the energies of Lagos life--creative, malevolent, ambiguous--and slowly begins to reconcile the profound changes that have taken place in his country and the truth about himself. In spare, precise prose that sees humanity everywhere, interwoven with original photos by the author, Every Day Is for the Thief--originally published in Nigeria in 2007--is a wholly original work of fiction. This revised and updated edition is the first version of this unique book to be made available outside Africa. You've never read a book like Every Day Is for the Thief because no one writes like Teju Cole. NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Chicago Tribune Marie Claire CNN The Huffington Post New York The Millions Time Out Chicago "Every Day Is for the Thief, by turns funny, mournful, and acerbic, offers a portrait of Nigeria in which anger, perhaps the most natural response to the often lamentable state of affairs there, is somehow muted and deflected by the author's deep engagement with the country: a profoundly disenchanted love. Teju Cole is among the most gifted writers of his generation."--Salman Rushdie "Every Day Is for the Thief is a vivid, episodic evocation of the truism that you can't go home again; but that doesn't mean you're not free to try. A return to his native Nigeria plunges Cole's charming narrator into a tempest of chaos, contradiction, and kinship in a place both endearingly familiar and unnervingly strange. The result is a tale that engages and disturbs."--Billy Collins "Every Day Is for the Thief is an amazing hybrid of a book. Imaginative, original, experimental, and sensual, this book revisits the way narrative is constructed with tenderness and style."--Chris Abani, author of Graceland "[Teju Cole] casts a spell that's hard to classify. Open City earned its author comparisons to the German writer W.G. Sebald, whose work wanders and ruminates in a similar way. Every Day Is for the Thief includes photos that Mr. Cole took in Lagos, a Sebaldian touch that is likely to keep the comparisons coming."--The New York Times"--
Known and strange things : essays by Teju Cole( Book )

30 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With this collection of more than fifty pieces on politics, photography, travel, history, and literature, Teju Cole solidifies his place as one of today's most powerful and original voices. On page after page, deploying prose dense with beauty and ideas, he finds fresh and potent ways to interpret art, people, and historical moments, taking in subjects from Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare, and W.G. Sebald to Instagram, Barack Obama, and Boko Haram."--Amazon.com
Touching strangers by Richard Renaldi( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 2007, Richard Renaldi has been working on a series of photographs that involve approaching and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Working on the street with a large format eight-by-ten-inch view camera, Renaldi encounters the subjects for his photographs in towns and cities all over the United States. He pairs them up and invites them to pose together, intimately, in ways that people are usually taught to reserve for their close friends and loved ones. Renaldi creates spontaneous and fleeting relationships between strangers, for the camera, often pushing his subjects beyond their comfort levels. These relationships may only last for the moment the shutter is released, but the resulting photographs are moving and provocative, and raise profound questions about the possibilities for positive human connection in a diverse society. -- Provided by publisher
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on street photography and the poetic image by Alex Webb( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned photographers and teachers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb guide readers on a creative journey through the world of street photography and the poetic image as a path toward finding and deepening a unique photographic vision. Based on their popular international workshop, this creative couple interweaves real-world insight with stories that reveal their own creative process and influences. They touch on a variety of photographic issues essential to photographers of all levels and backgrounds, including how to photograph in cultures other than your own; how to capture luminous, poetic images in the world; how to work with color in a way that adds emotion to photographs; how complexity and creative tension affect the frame; how to hone a personal vision; and how to shape a growing body of work in an intuitive and meaningful way, one that enriches not only picture-making but also your life. This book provides rare access to the teaching and artistic practice of two leading photographers and is an indispensable tool for students, teachers and anyone who wants to take more successful pictures"--Publisher's description
Open city by Teju Cole( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feeling adrift after ending a relationship, Julius, a young Nigerian doctor living in New York, takes long walks through the city while listening to the stories of fellow immigrants until a shattering truth is revealed
Known and strange things : essays by Teju Cole( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this collection of more than fifty pieces on politics, photography, travel, history, and literature, Teju Cole solidifies his place as one of today's most powerful and original voices. On page after page, deploying prose dense with beauty and ideas, he finds fresh and potent ways to interpret art, people, and historical moments, taking in subjects from Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare, and W.G. Sebald to Instagram, Barack Obama, and Boko Haram
Every day is for the thief : a novel by Teju Cole( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to Lagos after several years in New York City, a young Nigerian writer rediscovers his hometown as both a foreigner and a local while reconnecting with old friends, comparing Lagos to the home of his memory and realizing how he himself has changed
Double negative by Ivan Vladislavić( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Zuid-Afrikaanse man wordt gevolgd door drie perioden van zijn leven van de jaren tachtig van de 20e eeuw tot 2009, als hij zich afvraagt of hij zich niet meer had moeten engageren met zijn thuisland
Een huis voor meneer Biswas by V. S Naipaul( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met een inleiding van Teju Cole Na de verdrinkingsdood van zijn vader wordt Mohun Biswas van de ene naar de andere verblijfplaats gestuurd, totdat hij in de familie Tulsi trouwt. Maar daarmee is nog steeds geen einde gekomen aan zijn afhankelijkheid van anderen. Hij komt in opstand en door middel van verschillende carrières probeert hij zich uit de greep van zijn schoonfamilie te worstelen en eindelijk een huis voor zichzelf te verwerven. Losjes gebaseerd op het leven van V.S. Naipauls vader op Trinidad vormt deze roman een hartverscheurende, tragikomische beschrijving van een man op zoek naar autonomie tegen de achtergrond van de dekolonisatie. Bron: Flaptekst, uitgeversinformatie
Kings County( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The term Kings County is unfamiliar to many outside New York, and its archaic, colonial associations suggest an imaginary place. The artists in this exhibition are all, in different ways, invested in this imaginary place, and use the idea of Brooklyn as a backdrop to the making of their art. The four artists explore themes of movement, diaspora, and place in relation to Brookyln."--Gallery's website
A house for Mr. Biswas by V. S Naipaul( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Mohun Biswas, an Indo-Trinidadian who continually strives for success and mostly fails, who marries into the Tulsi family only to find himself dominated by it, and who finally sets the goal of owning his own house. Drawing some elements from the life of the author's father, the work is primarily a sharply drawn look at life that uses postcolonial perspectives to view a vanished colonial world
Otobong Nkanga : to dig a hole that collapses again by Omar Kholeif( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication celebrates the Antwerp-based, Nigerian-born artist Otobong Nkanga, who explores cultural and historical conflicts as well as the exploitation of Earth's natural resources. In capturing the fraught relationships among people and their environments, Otobong Nkanga illuminates the social, political, and economic histories--and legacies--of colonialism. This beautifully illustrated book, which focuses on the artist's drawings, is published in conjunction with Nkanga's first US survey and showcases the artist's compelling and thought-provoking oeuvre: MCA curator Omar Kholeif's essay reveals the rich background of Nkanga's varied subjects, including the historic realities of Nigeria, memories of her childhood, as well as the signs of global, covert economies. In a narrative piece, the acclaimed author and art historian Teju Cole offers a poignant counterpart to Nkanga's work as he reflects on his experiences growing up in Nigera. And interspersed throughout the monograph are the artist's newly written poems, inspired by the city of Chicago"--
Blinder Fleck by Teju Cole( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind spot by Teju Cole( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it comes to Teju Cole, the unexpected is not unfamiliar: Hes an acclaimed novelist, an influential essayist, and an internationally exhibited photographer. In Blind Spot, readers follow Coles inimitable artistic vision into the visual realm as he continues to refine the voice, eye, and intellectual obsessions that earned him such acclaim for Open City. Here, journey through more than 150 of Coles full-color, original photos, each accompanied by his lyrical and evocative prose, forming a multimedia diary of years of near-constant travel: from a park in Berlin to a mountain range in Switzerland, a church exterior in Lagos to a parking lot in Brooklyn; landscapes, beautiful or quotidian, that inspire Coles memories, fantasies, and introspections. Ships in Capri remind him of the work of writers from Homer to Edna OBrien; a hotel room in Wannsee brings back a disturbing dream about a friends death; a home in Tivoli evokes a transformative period of semi-blindness, after which "the photography changed. ... The looking changed." As exquisitely wrought as the work of Anne Carson or Chris Marker, Blind Spot is a testament to the art of seeing by one of the most powerful and original voices in contemporary literature
Punto d'ombra by Teju Cole( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How many roads? : photographs of the sixties and early seventies by Jonathan Sa'adah( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

poetica 4. Festival für Weltliteratur Beyond Identities by Yōko Tawada( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is not a border : reportage & reflection from the Palestine Festival of Literature by Ahdaf Soueif( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writers from Alice Walker to Michael Ondaatje to Claire Messud share their thoughts on one of the most vital gatherings of writers and readers in the world. The Palestine Festival of Literature was established in 2008 by authors Ahdaf Soueif, Brigid Keenan, Victoria Brittain and Omar Robert Hamilton. Bringing writers to Palestine from all corners of the globe, it aimed to break the cultural siege imposed by the Israeli military occupation, to strengthen artistic links with the rest of the world, and to reaffirm, in the words of Edward Said, "the power of culture over the culture of power." Celebrating the tenth anniversary of PalFest, This Is Not a Border is a collection of essays, poems, and sketches from some of the world's most distinguished artists, responding to their experiences at this unique festival. Both heartbreaking and hopeful, their gathered work is a testament to the power of literature to promote solidarity and hope in the most desperate of situations."--
Åpen by by Teju Cole( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Norwegian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den unge psykiateren Julius tilbringer timevis med å vandre alene rundt i New Yorks gater. Mens han går reflekterer han over barndommen, havarerte forhold, ensomhet og isolasjon. «Åpen by» er en fortelling om føle seg fremmed i New York etter 11. september, om erindring, rotløshet og kunstens forløsende kraft. Forfatteren er debutant, og boken ble hyllet av et samlet kritikerkorps da den utkom i 2011
 
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Open city : a novel
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Teju Cole Amerikaans kunsthistoricus

Teju Cole écrivain américain

Teju Cole nigerianisch-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Teju Cole scrittore, fotografo e storico nigeriano

Коул, Теджу

コール, テジュ

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