Teju Cole

Louis Klee reviews 'Blind Spot' by Teju Cole

Louis Klee
27 October 2017

The text tells us this is Venice, or more precisely Giudecca, but what we see is an empty arcade, a distant tower, and the long shadow of the photographer. It is a scene with an understated surrealism, like a painting of de Chirico, but both photo and adjacent text are by Teju Cole. Giudecca, writes Cole, means ‘“Jewry,” though there’s no proof a Jewish comm ... More

Sujatha Fernandes reviews 'Known and Strange Things' by Teju Cole

Sujatha Fernandes
28 October 2016

In the opening piece of his book of collected essays, the novelist and photography critic Teju Cole feels briefly possessed by the spirit of James Baldwin who, like him, travelled outside More