SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Okey Ndibe reads from 'Foreign Gods, Inc.'

Okey Ndibe

Date: 31 October 2014Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 31 October 2014Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B111

Type of Event: Reading

Join us for an evening with Okey Ndibe, who will be reading from his critically acclaimed novel, Foreign Gods, Inc..

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. A meditation on the dreams, promises and frustrations of immigrant life; the nature and impact of religious conflicts; and the ways in which modern culture creates or heightens infatuation with the 'exotic', Foreign Gods Inc. illuminates a globally interconnected world like no other.

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 also the author of Arrows of Rain and 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.

The event will be followed by a reception. All welcome, to rsvp email

Organiser: Igbo Conference & Centre of African Studies, University of London

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