TEJU COLE’S SHORT STORY FROM RETWEETS OF OTHER PEOPLE.

P.S; First of all, I have to say this. I don’t know who I offended, but I have been trying to post this for like 9 days now. Its been war. Eyin familiar spirits. I bind you o. I initially thought about scrapping the post from my draft,  since it was sorta already old but I really liked it when I first saw it, and since I still had it in draft, I thought, heck, I might as well. I left it as original as I first typed it. So if you see the word “yesterday” it means January 8th.

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Nigerian- American Teju Cole is an amazing writer. He’s the Author of EveryDay Is For The Thief, and Open City.  I have read the former, and it is a pretty good book that dwells on life as a Naijaboy  in Lagos and NewYork I think. Can’t remember clearly, but I loved it when I read it. He has a weird or let me say different style of writing, and he is well known online for his “small fates” tweets. Anyway after close to three months of no single tweet, Cole  resurfaced on twitter yesterday with an interesting short story that he compiled by retweeting other people’s tweets. I cannot particularly ascertain  if he randomly retweeted people to form the story, or he got in touch with them to add their own sentences, but whichever way, I think it was fantastic. I have storified it below, in the manner of which retweet came first.  Enjoy!!!

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Go ahead, feel free to give it whatever title you like.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. deola says:

    Dead or Alive….A glimpse…..and if itsnaija movie ‘the drunkard on the sidewalk’

  2. Glory says:

    The Uncertain… Id’d title it “The Uncertain”
    if its naija movie…Another day on the sidewalk
    Nice piece of work by Teju Cole.

  3. bharyour says:

    That’s some pretty solid work right there… I do think he got (some of) the people to continue the story with tweets.. I have chanced across a couple of works in that format before..

  4. banke says:

    Deola your title is on point… My first thought at the end was ‘the drunkard’ … That’s good work… Even getting people to write his story is brilliant

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