Latest articles on Teju Cole

Tsitsi Dangarembga: Are we mourning ourselves, each other and this state we are in?

The author discusses the trilogy of novels that propelled her onto the Booker shortlist, and their relevance to present-day Zimbabwe

When bad reporting mirrors the thing it wants to criticise

The documentary film, The American Crusade in Africa, on Kony 2012 is a lesson in how not to fight simplification with more simplification.

New African literature is disrupting what Western presses prize

Books like Adichie’s “America​nah” and Gyasi’s “Home​going” have confounded neat divisions between Western and African literary traditions.

​Teju Cole essays a bid to break free of genre

Kwanele Sosibo explores Teju Cole's genre-defying essay writing style

340ml, The Leftovers and Teju Cole are on our Lists

The Lists this week are compiled by Friday editor Milisuthando Bongela and contributor Sihle Mthembu

A tale of two debuts

Recently 'Discovered' in the West, Teju Cole was already known elsewhere.

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Luxor Paints loses CCMA case, must pay workers R40-m in back pay

Some of the 181 workers were dismissed for carrying sticks during a strike, others were dismissed even though they weren’t at the picket, but were deemed guilty by association

Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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