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Known and Strange Things Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 16 August 2016
  • ISBN : 9780571328079
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 4 voters

Known and Strange Things Book Summary/Review:

A blazingly intelligent first collection of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief. With these pieces on politics, photography, travel, history and literature - many of which have become viral sensations, shared and debated around the globe - Teju Cole solidifies his place as one of today's most powerful and original voices. On page after page, deploying prose dense with beauty and ideas, he finds fresh and potent ways to interpret art, people and historical moments. Cole tells of his engagement with Virginia Woolf through her diaries, before reflecting on an episode of temporary blindness in New York. He looks at the rise of Instagram and interrogates the value of its images. He examines the transition of the candidate Obama, the avid reader, into a 'forever-war' president on the global stage. Persuasive and provocative, erudite yet accessible, Known and Strange Things is an opportunity to live within Teju Cole's wide-ranging enthusiasms, curiosities and passions, and a chance to see the world in surprising and affecting new frames. 'A book written with a scalpel, a microscope, and walking shoes, full of telling details and sometimes big surprises.' Rebecca Solnit

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Known and Strange Things

Known and Strange Things
  • Author : Teju Cole
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2016-08-16
  • ISBN : 9780571328079
GET THIS BOOKKnown and Strange Things

A blazingly intelligent first collection of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief. With these pieces on politics, photography, travel, history and literature - many of which have become viral sensations, shared and debated around the globe - Teju Cole solidifies his place as one of today's most powerful and original voices. On page after page, deploying prose dense with beauty and ideas, he finds fresh and potent ways to interpret art,

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-04-23
  • ISBN : 9781000060508
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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  • ISBN : 9781501367687
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
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  • ISBN : 0674002059
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  • ISBN : 1934465712
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  • Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • ISBN : 0819227285
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With national and international concern around issues of abuse, burnout, meaninglessness, and spiritual bankruptcy in every profession, supervision is becoming increasingly necessary for people who desire life-giving care and understanding in their work and ministry. This book provides a framework of theory and experience to develop the strengths and address the challenges of professional supervision with particular focus on developing spiritual sensitivity and competency.

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  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781938416408
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  • ISBN : 9781848256781
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  • ISBN : 9781501342592
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African literature has never been more visible than it is today. Whereas Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and Ngugi wa Thiong'o defined a golden generation of African writers in the 20th century, a new generation of “Afropolitan” writers including Chimamanda Adichie, Teju Cole, Taiye Selasi, and NoViolet Bulawayo have taken the world by storm by snatching up prestigious awards and selling millions of copies of their works. But what is the new, increasingly fashionable and marketable, Afropolitan vision of Africa's place

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