BLIND SPOT, foreword by Siri Hustvedt

: Cole (T.)

R 580.00
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332pp., colour illus., hardback, London, 2016


Over 150 photographs, each accompanied by a short essay, form a multimedia diary of Teju Cole's travels: from Berlin to Switzerland, Lagos to Brooklyn, Capri to Tivoli.

“Common things made radiant by the quality of Cole’s looking ... In this new, luminous book, Cole shows himself to be really one of the best at seeing.” The Guardian

“This lyrical essay in photographs paired with texts explores the mysteries of the ordinary.” The New York Times Books Review (Editors’ Choice)

Teju Cole was born in the USA in 1975 and raised in Nigeria. He is the author of the novella, Every Day Is for the Thief, the novel, Open City (the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Internationaler Literaturpreis, the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for Fiction and the New York City Book Award) and the essay collection, Known and Strange Things. His photography has been widely exhibited, and he was the Photography Critic of The New York Times Magazine. He is Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing at Harvard University and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.