Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian Amiercan

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UPC:
9781616957605
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Soho Press (October 11, 2016)
Shipping Weight:
13.4 ounces
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
5.7 x 0.8 x 8.6 inches
Binding:
Hardcover
Pages:
224
ISBN-10:
1616957603
ISBN-13:
978-1616957605
Author:
Okey Ndibe

Product Overview

The author ofForeign Gods, Inc.andArrows of Raintells his own immigrants tale, where what is lost in translation is often as hilarious as it is harrowing.Okey Ndibes funny, charming, and penetrating memoir tells of his move from Nigeria to America, where he came to edit the influentialbut forever teetering on the verge of insolvencyAfrican Commentarymagazine. It recounts stories of Ndibes 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 thirteen 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.

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