Posts tagged "Teju Cole"
In the News: Pamela Gellar, Prophesy, PEN, and more!

In the News: Pamela Gellar, Prophesy, PEN, and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In the News: Paris, Witches, the CNN Apocalypse, and more!

In the News: Paris, Witches, the CNN Apocalypse, and more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.

Of Shrines and Syncretists

by Alex Thurston Teju Cole analyzes the destruction of the shrines by analogy: Mali is premodern Europe; Mali is Afghanistan under the Taliban...Then comes the interesting analogy: Timbuktu is Mecca at the time of its conquest by the forces of the Prophet...