Teju Cole’s Blind Spot has been named among TIME‘s Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2017. The book, a beguiling blend of text and images, is ranked No 7 on a list that also includes Roxane Gay’s Hunger, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s We Were Eight Years in Power, and Hilary Clinton’s What Happened—the last of which topped the list. Here is what they said about it:

Teju Cole’s photography and writing join together to form what really is a book of poetry—gorgeously cloth-bound and the kind of book you want to keep on display long after you’ve done the reading.

Blind Spot is Teju Cole’s fourth book, following the novella Every Day Is for the Thief (2007, 2014), the novel Open City (2011), and the essay collection Known and Strange Things (2016).

At 352 pages, and more than 150 original photos by Teju Cole, Blind Spot comes with an introduction by the American novelist and essayist Siri Hustvedt. It was most recently shortlisted for the 2017 Paris Photo-Aperture Photobook Awards.

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See TIME‘s full list HERE.