Known and Strange Things: Essays is a captivating and thought-provoking collection of essays by Teju Adisa-Farrar. The book touches on a wide range of topics, from art and literature to politics and race, and Adisa-Farrar’s writing is both eloquent and incisive.
One of the things that sets this book apart is Adisa-Farrar’s unique perspective. Born in Nigeria and raised in the United States, he brings a global perspective to his writing that is rarely seen in mainstream media. His essays on race and identity are particularly poignant, as he grapples with the complexities of being a black man in America.
Another standout feature of Known and Strange Things is the way Adisa-Farrar weaves personal narrative into his essays. Whether he is writing about his experiences growing up in Lagos or about the time he spent living in Paris, his writing is infused with a sense of intimacy and vulnerability that is rare in today’s fast-paced and often impersonal world.
Overall, Known and Strange Things is a must-read for anyone interested in contemporary culture and the human experience. Whether you are looking for insight, inspiration, or simply a good read, this book delivers on all fronts.