Okey Ndibe


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Yola, Nigeria
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Chinua Achebe


Okey Ndibe teaches African and African Diaspora literatures at Brown University. He earned MFA and PhD degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has taught at Connecticut College, Bard College, Trinity College, and the University of Lagos (as a Fulbright scholar). He is the author of Arrows of Rain and Foreign Gods, Inc. He has served on the editorial board of Hartford Courant where his essays won national and state awards. He lives in West Hartford, CT, with his wife, Sheri, and their three children.

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Foreign Gods, Inc.

3.44 avg rating — 1,281 ratings — published 2014 — 12 editions
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Arrows of Rain

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“Remember this: a story that must be told never forgives silence. Speech is the mouth's debt to a story.”
Okey Ndibe, Arrows of Rain

“A story that must be told never forgives silence.”
Okey Ndibe, Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American

“In a society where people are obsessed with personal space, dogs have come to serve as welcome, neo-human mediators of loneliness and solitude.”
Okey Ndibe, Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American

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