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Teju Cole

from Jun 1, 2014 – Nov 30, 2014

Teju Cole
  • Country: USA/Nigeria
  • Born: 1975
  • Latest publication: «Every Day is for the Thief» (Random House, 2014)

«Shortly afterward, I was on the West Side Highway. I was the only pedestrian at the crossing. The taillights of cars were chased by their red reflections toward the bridges out oft he island, and to the right, there was a pedestrian overpass connecting one building, not to another, but to the ground. And again, the empty space that was, I now saw and admitted, the obvious: the ruins of the World Trade Center.» From: «Open City»

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