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Black Paper by Teju Cole review - a spark of hope in dark times

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

From Caravaggio to Edward Said and Black Panther, this astonishing collection of essays explores art, politics and belonging A young Gambian man, let's call him D, waits in Syracuse. He arrived in Italy eight months previously, having been smuggled into the country by boat from Libya. D has an easy-going, intelligent manner - an unexpected grace given what he has endured. At a rendezvous with his companion for the afternoon, Teju Cole, D confesses that he has never set foot in a church: he was raised Muslim. As the two of them enter Santa Lucia alla Badia together, he is amazed that no one...
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