Author: Teju Cole

Book Review: Every Day is For the Thief by Teju Cole

Posted May 21, 2014 in Reviews / 18 Comments
Book Review: Every Day is For the Thief by Teju Cole

A young Nigerian man living in New York returns home to Lagos for a visit. While there, he wanders the city and reflects on what has changed and what has stayed the same. He experiences the systematic corruption of consulate workers taking bribes, the internet cafes full of young men carrying out email scams, the everyday aggression and constant threat of violence, and the slow upswing in culture and education. The format of this book is difficult to define; although […]