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Every Day Is for the Thief

(2014)
A novel by

 
A young man decides to visit Nigeria after years of absence. Ahead lies the difficult journey back to the family house and all its memories; meetings with childhood friends and above all, facing up to the paradox of Nigeria, whose present is as burdened by the past as it is facing a new future.

Along the way, our narrator encounters life in Lagos. He is captivated by a woman reading on a danfo; attempts to check his email are frustrated by Yahoo boys; he is charmingly duped buying fuel. He admires the grace of an aunty, bereaved by armed robbers and is inspired by the new malls and cultural venues. The question is: should he stay or should he leave?

But before the story can even begin, he has to queue for his visa..

Every Day is for the Thiefis a striking portrait of Nigeria in change. Through a series of cinematic portraits of everyday life in Lagos, Teju Cole provides a fresh approach to the returnee experience.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Every Day Is for the Thief: Fiction
Author(s): Teju Cole
ISBN: 0-8129-9578-3 / 978-0-8129-9578-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Every Day Is for the Thief: Fiction
Author(s): Teju Cole
ISBN: 0-8129-8585-0 / 978-0-8129-8585-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Every Day is for the Thief
Author(s): Teju Cole
ISBN: 0-571-30794-9 / 978-0-571-30794-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Every Day is for the Thief
Author(s): Teju Cole
ISBN: 0-571-30792-2 / 978-0-571-30792-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Every Day Is for the Thief
Author(s): Teju Cole
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

2007 : USA Audio CD
Title: Every Day Is for the Thief
Author(s): Teju Cole
ISBN: 1-4906-0065-5 / 978-1-4906-0065-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

April 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Every Day is for the Thief
Author(s): Teju Cole
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Every Day Is for the Thief: Fiction
Author(s): Teju Cole
Publisher: Random House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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