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Never Look an American in the Eye

A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American
Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
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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 folktales 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.

©2016 Okey Ndibe (P)2016 Recorded Books

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