OKEY NDIBE *** BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT ***

October 8, 2016 - 2:30pm
Prairie Lights

Novelist and award-winning journalist Okey Ndibe will read from his memoir, Never Look an American in the Eye. Ndibe’s memoir tells of his move from Nigeria to America, where he came to edit the influential African Commentary magazine, published by Chinua Achebe.

Okey Ndibe has taught at Brown University, Connecticut College, Simon’s Rock College, Trinity College, and the University of Lagos (as a Fulbright scholar). He is the author of two novels, Arrows of Rain and Foreign Gods, Inc. His award-winning journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Hartford Courant. “Never Look an American in the Eye is story of sweeping cultural insight and absurd comedy.” —The Washington Post