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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
Author
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."--From publisher description
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10281864
Cataloging source
OVY
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 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nigerians
  • Homecoming
  • Reunions
  • Life change events
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • 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
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Nigeria by Cassava Republic Press in 2007 in different form and subsequently published in hardcover in the United States by Random House, an imprint of Random House LLC, in 2014"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn903268699
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House Trade paperback edition.
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9780812985856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903268699
Label
Every day is for the thief : fiction, Teju Cole ; with photos by the author
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Nigeria by Cassava Republic Press in 2007 in different form and subsequently published in hardcover in the United States by Random House, an imprint of Random House LLC, in 2014"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn903268699
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House Trade paperback edition.
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9780812985856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903268699

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