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Teju Cole will be in Lagos for an event on 29 July, Sunday, themed “An Evening with Teju Cole.”

“An Evening with Teju Cole” will take place at literature, music and art haven Jazzhole, located at 168 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. It will begin at 4 P.M.

Teju Cole is the author of the novella Every Day Is for the Thief (2007, 2014), the novel Open City (2011), the essay collection Known and Strange Things (2016), and the collection of photography and nonfiction, Blind Spot (2017). He is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College and photography critic at The New York Times Magazine.

Cassava Republic, Teju Cole’s publishers in Nigeria, tweeted about the event.

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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young is a writer, literary journalist, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Transition, and in an anthology of the Gerald Kraak Award for which he was shortlisted. His work has further been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship in 2016 and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop. He is the curator of the ART NAIJA SERIES, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness. The first, ENTER NAIJA: THE BOOK OF PLACES (October, 2016), focuses on cities in Nigeria. The second, WORK NAIJA: THE BOOK OF VOCATIONS (June, 2017), focuses on professions in Nigeria. He studied History and Literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. He is currently completing a postgraduate programme in African Studies. He has completed a collection of short stories, YOU SING OF A LONGING, and is working on a novel. He is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. When bored, the boy just Googles Rihanna. Find him at otosirieze.com.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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