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    • Foreign Gods, Inc.

    • By: Okey Ndibe
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Foreign 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. Ike's plan is fueled by desperation. Despite a degree in economics from a major American college, his strong accent has barred him from the corporate world. Forced to eke out a living as a cab driver, he is unable to manage the emotional and material needs of a temperamental African American bride and a widowed mother demanding financial support. When he turns to gambling, his mounting losses compound his woes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating story

    • By Nathaniel Iwuchukwu on 04-07-17

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Never Look an American in the Eye

    • A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American
    • By: Okey Ndibe
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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; and recalls an incident of racial profiling just 13 days after he arrived in the US, in which he was mistaken for a bank robber.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Arrows of Rain

    • A Novel
    • By: Okey Ndibe
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Set in a fictitious post-colonial African nation, the discovery of the body of a drowned prostitute leads to an exploration of the conflict between an individual and the modern African state. A gripping study of truth, silence, and the abuse of power. A young woman runs into the sea and drowns. The last man who spoke to her, a curious individual known as Bukuru, is asked to account for her suicide. His shocking revelations land him in court.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Its a saddening tale

    • By Kgotso on 07-19-17

    Regular price: $24.49