Brooklyn Voices Presents Teju Cole

August 01, 2016

Brooklyn, N.Y. – St. Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to announce that it will welcome novelist Teju Cole to discuss his latest work, Known and Strange Things, in conversation with Amitava Kumar on Tuesday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. in SJC Brooklyn’s Tuohy Hall Auditorium.

“With his latest work, Cole turns his literary gaze and talents to a myriad of subjects,” said Barbara A. Garii, Ph.D., vice president of academic affairs, SJC Brooklyn. “I look forward to hearing his insights on both developing social trends and also the more esoteric items he examines in this collection of essays.” 

Teju Cole has emerged as one of the most powerful and original voices in contemporary literature and commentary. His first book of essays, Known and Strange Things, offers more than fifty nonfiction pieces spanning politics, place, history, literature, photography and art. Cole’s experience as a Nigerian-American artist in spaces from Brooklyn to Brazil to Europe is an open window on the interconnected contemporary world, and his seemingly infinite artistic and cultural interests illuminate the familiar and spark new curiosities. Persuasive and provocative, erudite yet accessible, Known and Strange Things is a chance to see the world in surprising and affecting new frames.

Tickets for this event are $20 and include a copy of Known and Strange Things. There will be an opportunity to have to the book signed by Cole following the discussion. To purchase tickets, please go to  

For more information, contact Michael Banach at 718.940.5584 or [email protected].

For the full Fall 2016 Brooklyn Voices lineup, click here.

About Brooklyn Voices
Created in collaboration with Greenlight Bookstore, the aim of the Brooklyn Voices series is to promote and enhance the creative vitality of our home neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill by providing local writers, artists, and intellectuals with a forum in which to discuss and present their works to our neighbors, patrons, and students. Through lectures, forums, performances, and public discussion, Brooklyn Voices seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the thriving intellectual culture of the neighborhood and ensure that our community remains a stimulating place in which to live, learn, and do business.

About St. Joseph’s College
St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in 49 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.