Never Look An American in the Eye

Never Look An American in the Eye

A Memoir : Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of A Nigerian American

Book - 2016
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"Okey Ndibe's funny, charming, and penetrating memoir tells of his move from Nigeria to America, where he came to edit the influential--but forever teetering on the verge of insolvency--African Commentary magazine. It recounts stories of Ndibe's relationships with Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and other literary figures; examines the differences between Nigerian and American etiquette and politics; recalls an incident of racial profiling just 13 days after he arrived in the US, in which he was mistaken for a bank robber; considers American stereotypes about Africa (and vice-versa); and juxtaposes African folk tales with Wall Street trickery. All these stories and more come together in a generous, encompassing book about the making of a writer and a new American"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781616957605
Branch Call Number: BIOGRAPHY 823 NDIBE 2016
Characteristics: 210 pages ; 22 cm


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A funny, charming, and penetrating memoir tells of Dibe's move from Nigeria to America and of the differences between Nigerians and Americans.

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