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Okey Ndibe

Okey Ndibe is the author of the novels Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles; Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American​Foreign Gods, Inc.; and Arrows of Rain. He is co-editor (with Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove) of Writers Writing on Conflicts and Wars in Africa. He first came to the United States to be the founding editor of African Commentary and later served as an editorial writer for Hartford Courant.

His opinion pieces have been published by numerous publications, including The New York TimesBBC online, Al Jazeera online, Financial TimesFabian Society Journal, and the (Nigerian) Daily Sun, where his widely syndicated weekly column appears. He is currently working on a novel titled Return Flights as well as a non-fiction book, Going Dutch and other American Mis/Adventures, a series of essay vignettes based on his immigrant experiences. Ndibe holds an MFA and PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ndibe’s videos are used in this Choices Program curriculum unit:
Nigeria: History, Identity, and Change

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