Saturday, March 22, 2014

Every Day Is for the Thief

Observations. I enjoyed the ways in which Teju Cole’s lean prose in Every Day Is for the Thief, describes Lagos and the observations of the narrator in just the right amount of detail to be both atmospheric and vivid. In this finely written novel, Cole presents the story of a writer who returns to Nigeria for a visit after fifteen years living in the United States. From the time he first approaches the consulate, he enters into a culture in which almost every person is asking for some money in exchange for doing something or nothing. The protagonist often complies, although he does so with reluctance. Photographs by Cole are inserted throughout the novel and they add to the vivid imagery of the life he describes. Readers who enjoy literary fiction will find a lot of entertainment in this short novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Every Day Is for the Thief from

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