Hear provocative insights into literature, history and the most pressing issues of the present.
One of the world’s foremost writers and cultural observers, Teju Cole, reflects on the strange and known aspects of modern life. How do works of art, literature and familiar objects help provide a map for our lives, and are we increasingly becoming untethered from our every day realities? And what happens when home itself becomes surreal to us, in the face of a rapidly changing world?
Cole is a writer and a photographer, and his first two award-winning books ,Open City and Every Day is For The Thief, gathered awards and announced him as one of the most perceptive and astute witnesses of our times.
Now in an exclusive London event drawing on a book of collected essays, Cole will be in conversation with Radio 3’s Philip Dodd on a range of subjects, delving into the literature of Baldwin, Walcott and Woolf, while turning his perception on pressing political realities from Boko Haram to Black Lives Matter.
The event promises to be a journey through the capacious sensibility and deft observations of one of our most perceptive literary minds.