Never Look an American in the Eye

  • by Okey Ndibe
  • Narrated by Peter Jay Fernandez
  • 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 folktales 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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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2016
  • Publisher: Recorded Books