Amitava Kumar reviews Open City author Teju Cole’s photography exhibit. You can check out Cole’s Flickr page over here. Related posts: Is there anything Teju Cole can’t do? Teju Cole, author of Open City (which John Knight reviewed... Teju...Show More Summary
The fascinating Teju Cole talks to Mother Jones about drones, Twitter activism, and identity: TC: Killing a bunch of people in Sudan and Yemen and Pakistan, it's like, "Who cares—we don't know them." But the current discussion is framed...Show More Summary
Inspired by Teju Cole, who has begun writing microfictions that make famous literary characters the target of drone strikes, and Bones‘ recent episode in which a terrorist hacked a drone and aimed it at an Afghan girls’ school, I’ve been thinking a great deal recently about the depictions of remote killing devices in our culture, [...]
"Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself. Pity. A signature strike leveled the florist's." Thus begins a series of tweets from the writer Teju Cole, each one a famous novel's opening line rudely interrupted by drones. HeShow More Summary
In the most recent issue of The New Yorker, photographer and writer Teju Cole describes President Barack Obama as "an elegant and literate man with a cosmopolitan sense of the world" who is "in the line of Jefferson and Lincoln." HeShow More Summary
I always spending time in the novelist Teju Cole’s head, and I was struck by his most recent piece in the New Yorker, a meditation on how President Obama, whose billing of himself as a serious reader has been a way of selling him as a serious, empathetic man, has also become an active user [...]
Katherine — What precisely has given Teju Cole the idea that Obama is a man “for whom an imaginative engagement with literature is inseparable from life.” With the exception of Obama’s having written two books about himself before he’d actually done anything and some astonishingly fatuous criticism of T. Show More Summary
Teju Cole, a novelist who lives in Brooklyn, has written an essay on the The New Yorker ’s website attempting to reconcile Barack Obama, drone warrior, with Barack Obama, the man “for whom an imaginative engagement with literature is inseparable from life.” There was a feeling during the years of George W. Show More Summary
Novelist Teju Cole is Twitter’s foremost literary entrepreneur. His “Small Fates” project, which compresses a person’s life and death down to 140 characters, is a fascinating exercise in probing Twitter’s limits as an art form. But I’m profoundly ambivalent about his newest project, a series of Tweeted musings on the American drone program. On the [...]
Novelist Teju Cole published “Seven short stories about drones” on Twitter, mixing in violent unmanned aerial vehicle imagery with classic first lines from literature. Web artist Josh Begley collected the short stories in a Storify post (embedded below). The short short stories referenced seven famous novels. Show More Summary
Fiction writer Teju Cole posted seven short stories about drones on Twitter yesterday—well, seven famous works of literature truncated by drone strikes. Here's the first: The other six stories are right here. (By the way, look forward...Show More Summary
Teju Cole, the novelist, essayist, art historian and master tweeter, wrote seven short stories about drones — the unmanned aerial vehicles used by the U.S. for covert assassination in foreign countries — on his Twitter feed yesterday. Here they are. More »
Reeling in horror at the lynching of four students in southern Nigeria earlier this month, Teju Cole explores the embrace of mob violence in Nigeria: One of the chief characteristics of a mob is its quickness. It is sudden. It...
Contemporary fiction, especially if it is written in first-person point of view, often suffers from the criticism that it is too introverted and navel-gazing in character. Sometimes, the lead protagonist is fascinating enough by himShow More Summary
Teju Cole, author of Open City (which John Knight reviewed for us), is quite the photographer. You can get a glimpse of his Flickr stream over here. Related posts: Teju Cole on the Leonard Lopate Show Something you should hear: OpenShow More Summary
If you have five minutes to spare this evening, then read this account of meeting V.S. Naipaul written by Teju Cole. Writing from the covetable position of a column in… Continue reading The post Teju Cole meets V.S. Naipaul appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Teju Cole on partying, though very civilly, with V.S. Naipaul: “The combination of ego, tenderness, and sly provocation was typical.” Related posts: Teju Cole on the Leonard Lopate Show Something you should hear: Open City author and prolific tweeter... The Naipaul Test V.S. Show More Summary
Here’s a double shot of Recommended Reading courtesy of Granta: Open City author Teju Cole on going blind, and Book of Clouds author Chloe Aridjis on Soviet-era cosmonauts. Related posts: Granta’s Horror Issue Granta‘s “Horror” issue...Show More Summary
Teju Cole reflects on a sudden bout of near blindness: As I had eaten nothing all day, I went into a diner. It wasn’t particularly full but I sat at the counter because it was near the door, and I...
FDR was using charts in budget requests way back in 1945. Teju Cole on going blind. Adam Serwer on why Romney’s “birther” joke wasn’t funny. Forget Tampa Bay. Hurricane Isaac could ravage Haiti. It ain’t easy being a monarch during austerity.