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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

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    Recorded Books, 2016
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Auteur: Ndibe, Okey
    Contributor: Recorded Books, Inc.; Fernandez, Peter Jay
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2016
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    Copyrighted
    2016
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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 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.

    Éditeur original: Prince Frederick, Md., [Prince Frederick, Md.], Recorded Books, [Distributed by] OneClick Digital
    Langue(s): English
    ISBN: 9781501930928