Fazal Sheikh and Teju Cole: Human Archipelago

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Fazal Sheikh and Teju Cole: Human Archipelago

As an act of defiance to current political trends, Fazal Sheikh sought out celebrated novelist and critic Teju Cole for a collaboration that would reinforce their commitment to the ideal of a compassionate global community as well as the importance of individual courage. This book confronts the reader with fundamental and newly necessary questions: "Who is my neighbor? Who is kin to me? Who is a stranger? What does it mean to be human?"

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Fazal Sheikh and Teju Cole

For the past 25 years, Fazal Sheikh has highlighted the plight of displaced people and refugees around the world. He has photographed people driven from their homes by war as well as those upended by the redrawing of national borders and the reassertion of racial and ethnic divisions. Sheikh has also made sublime photographs of landscapes altered by political and environmental crises.

In the past two years, the shift to the political right in the United States has been replicated across Europe, the Middle East, Central and East Africa, and Southeast Asia. Governments have become increasingly authoritarian and xenophobia more prevalent. As an act of defiance to these political trends, Sheikh sought out celebrated novelist and critic Teju Cole for a collaboration that would reinforce their commitment to the ideal of a compassionate global community as well as the importance of individual courage.

The resulting book represents the two authors' distinct visions, their shared values, and their mutual spirit of cooperation. With Cole's words and Sheikh's photos, we are confronted with fundamental and newly necessary questions: ”Who is my neighbor? Who is kin to me? Who is a stranger? What does it mean to be human?”


  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • 5.91 ? 1.1 ? 8.66 inches
  • Published 2019
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