Every Day is for the Thief Paperback
by Teju Cole
A young man returns to Nigeria after fifteen years in New York.
The country of his childhood has changed: it has found fast-food restaurants, email cafes, contempt for authority and the all-consuming draw of 'money for nothing'.
From the consulate back in Manhattan to the dusty streets of Lagos, life runs like clockwork -- as long as you can pay the fee: a bribe for the visa clerk; a 'Christmas gift' at immigration.
Petrol pumps overcharge and internet cafes overflow with scammers.
Every Day is for the Thief is a candid tale of political and spiritual corruption, and a moving account of what it means to go home.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 01/01/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571307944
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