Never Look An American in the Eye
A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of A Nigerian AmericanDownloadable Audiobook - 2016
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 folk tales 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.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. :, Recorded Books ;, 
Copyright Date: phonogram 2016
Characteristics: 1 online resource (8 hr., 4 min.) analog, Digital recording, rda data file, rda