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Okey Ndibe is the author of the novels Foreign Gods, Inc. and Arrows of Rain, the memoir, Never Look an American in the Eye: Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American, and co-editor of Writers Writing on Conflicts and Wars in AfricaThe New York Times as well as Philadelphia Inquirer, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Mosaic magazine named Foreign Gods, Inc. one of the 10 best books of 2014.

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Never Look an American in the Eye

A and penetrating memoir tells of Okey Ndibe’s move from Nigeria to America, where he came to edit the influential—but forever teetering on the verge of insolvency—African Commentary magazine.
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Foreign Gods, Inc.

FGodsForeign Gods, Inc. tells the story of Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver who sets out to steal the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery.
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Arrows of Rain

AR2In this debut novel set in a fictitious post-colonial African nation, the discovery of a drowned prostitute leads to an exploration of the conflict between an individual and the modern African state.
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