Every Day Is for the Thief

By Teju Cole,

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NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY DWIGHT GARNER, THE NEW YORK TIMES • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY San Francisco Chronicle | NPR | The Root | The Telegraph | The Globe and Mail

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • FINALIST, PHILLIS WHEATLEY…

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1 author picked Every Day Is for the Thief as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This exquisite, slender gem of a novel gave me the immense privilege of accompanying a supremely perceptive, eloquent, wise narrator on a profound exploration of life in modern Lagos, Nigeria.

Revisiting home after a long absence and feeling both insider and outsider, the narrator ponders changes in his world and in himself.

Equal parts appalling and inspiring, this modern Odyssey details the emotional and intellectual challenges of survival in a society with endemic corruption, where callous self-dealing at others’ expense has become not an aberration but the expected norm.

This book made me feel simultaneously fearful and hopeful for the…

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