I feel the sadness of the city, a sadness all the more powerful because everything around suggests that there is nothing to be sad about.
«BLACK PAPER – Writing in a Dark Time» by TEJU COLE
A new, beautifully disturbing essay collection by Teju Cole. If I am to highlight some of them …
1) “After Caravaggio”, EXCELLENT; one of the best essays I’ve ever read – a work of art in its own right.
2) “Gossamer World: On Santu Mofokeng”, a beautiful text introducing me to a wonderful body of work I didn’t know existed.
Santu Mofokeng Chief More’s Funeral, GaMogopa (1989).
3) “A Time for Refusal”, short, sharp, disturbing.
On another day I might have chosen otherwise (except for the Caravaggio one which will always be a favourite) – so many good texts to choose from.
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I’m not surprised that you enjoyed the book – it’s on my list right now. I hope to read it before too long.