“Monotony Is a Luxury”: A Reading List of Black Writers and Journalists
Read powerful writing from black writers and journalists in this reading list.
Finding My Way into a New Form: An Interview with Teju Cole
Teju Cole chats with Steve Paulson about the beauty of sentence fragments and his meditative approach to combining text and photography in his book, Blind Spot.
Words Follow Me
“In my letters to you, I’ve been discovering for myself a way of talking about the practice of writing, a way of talking about things I find only in the writing itself.” Teju Cole writes a series of letters to an imaginary young Nigerian writer called Eight Letters to a Young Writer.
“Who wants anything to be real? Humans live for fakery. Humans are unlike the other creatures of this world because of language, which makes it possible to represent what is not in the world, and build communities and societies around these representations.” Brian Droitcour comments on two essays about the banality and fakery of Instagram.
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