Considered by Salman Rushdie as being one of the best writer of his generation Teju Cole analyzes wit acuity and also a kind of bias the American and the Nigerian societies. Born in Michigan State in 1975 he works as art critic inside the New York Time magazine and is professor of the picture of creative writing at Harvard. Teju Cole becomes to be famous (PEN Hemingway Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, International Literature Award) with the "Open City" novel (2012) in which he deals with Julius who will meet many people before staying alone in Manhattan. This novel success hides the first and so interesting novel written by Cole named "Every day is for the thief". The novel hero is unnamed but the reader understand quickly that he has lost his father and doesn't speak anymore with his mother. He takes a plane to Lagos and arrives in a city clearly different from the American cities with a high the traffic jam, corrupted politicians and administrations, few libraries, many religious nuts and nobody attracted by slavery story. The Teju Cole career seemed to be full of success but in April 2015 during the PEN American gala for supporting the Charlie Hebdo French journalists killed by Islamic terrorists he has made a fault. With five writers he has said the the killed journalists were racists and islamophobic. The French anti racist association SOS Racisme and the French ministry of justice Christiane Taubira have said that everything were wrong.