Every day is for the thief / Teju Cole.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: Faber and Faber, 2015.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0571307949 9780571307944 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2014.
A young man decides to visit Nigeria after years of absence. Ahead lies the difficult journey back to the family house and all its memories; meetings with childhood friends and above all, facing up to the paradox of Nigeria, whose present is as burdened by the past as it is facing a new future. Along the way, our narrator encounters life in Lagos. He is captivated by a woman reading on a danfo; attempts to check his email are frustrated by Yahoo boys; he is charmingly duped buying fuel. He admires the grace of an aunty, bereaved by armed robbers and is inspired by the new malls and cultural venues. The question is: should he stay or should he leave?
176 pages ; 20 cm
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