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Maddie Crum Reviews Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole

Every Day is for the ThiefVerdict: carrot

Teju Cole’s memoir-like novella, Every Day Is for the Thief, takes its name from a Nigerian proverb, “Every day is for the thief, but one day is for the owner.” This optimism regarding the future of Cole’s war-torn home country pulsates steadily, if quietly, through a story that could have been mired in tragedy.

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