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 Looks like fans of Teju Cole may have cause for celebrating. In addition to the US release of Everyday For The Thief, a non-fiction book about Lagos is well on the way.

The title is grim, provocative, and Sebaldian. Patently Teju! We can’t wait. 

Novelist Teju Cole has sold a nonfiction book to Random House, called Radio Lagos: Life, Death, and the Afterlife in Africa’s Biggest City. According to a press release from his publisher, the book uses “history, memoir, essay, interviews, and reportage to tell the story of Africa’s most essential and mysterious metropolis.” Cole wrote in the release: “Lagos is overpopulated but underinterpreted. It has an energy that can shift quickly, inspiring one moment, frightening the next. It is the city I know better than any other, and in Radio LagosI want to set down in an unfictionalized form as much of that complexity as I can.” Cole has previously written about Lagos in an essay in Granta

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

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