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Teju Cole’s Reading

Hi all, welcome back from spring break! Hope you all get some time off to travel, and find efficient ways to avoid dangerous situations despite misleading signs. If you find it so hard to settle back into school/job (sometimes coffee won’t do the job), and want to relive your travelling experience a bit more, come to Teju Cole’s reading in which he will read books on travelling back and forth between Nigeria, U.S. and Europe, as well as how culture encounters help different protagonists perceive their lives in new angles. Here is the bio of the celebrated writer Teju Cole:

Teju Cole is a writer, art historian, and photographer. He is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College and photography critic of the New York Times Magazine. He was born in the US in 1975 to Nigerian parents, and raised in Nigeria. He currently lives in Brooklyn. He is the author of four books.

His novella, Every Day is for the Thief, was named a book of the year by the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, NPR, and the Telegraph, and shortlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award. His novel, Open City, also featured on numerous book of the year lists, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York City Book Award for Fiction, the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Internationaler Literaturpreis, and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and the Ondaatje Prize of the Royal Society of Literature. His essay collection, Known and Strange Things, was shortlisted for both the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay and the inaugural PEN/Jean Stein Award for “a book that has broken new ground by reshaping the boundaries of its form and signaling strong potential for lasting influence.” Known and Strange Things was named a book of the year by the Guardian, the Financial Times, Time Magazine, and many others. His most recent book is Blind Spot (June 2017), a genre-crossing work of photography and texts.

His reading will be from 6:00PM – 7:30PM on Thursday March 22 in Eck Center Auditorium, and I will see you there!



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