Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Obayemi Babajide Adetokunbo Onafuwa known as Teju Cole was born on 27 June 27, 1975. Cole was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Nigerian parents, and is the oldest of four children. Cole and his mother returned to Lagos, Nigeria, shortly after his birth, where his father joined them after receiving his MBA from Western Michigan University.
Cole is the author of the following; A Novella, Every Day is for the Thief (2007); a novel, Open City (2012); a collection of more than 40 essays, Known and Strange Things (2016).
Other of his work are; a volume of photographs, Punto d’Ombra (2016); and an innovative synthesis of words and images, Blind Spot (2017) and many other work of his.
Teju is a regular contributor to publications including The New York Times, Qarrtsiluni, Granta, The New Yorker, Transition, The New Inquiry, and A Public Space.
His awards and Honor include; National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for Open City, Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award winner for Open City, The Morning News Tournament of Books finalist and many others.