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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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Otosirieze is deputy editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize. He is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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