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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-logo

Never Look an American in the Eye - A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American

Okey Ndibe

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Jay Fernandez

Length:

8h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

38:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

34:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

33:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:39