Okey Ndibe discusses the art and arc of the story through the Monterey Peninsula College Guest Author Series. The writer will also read from his newest novel, Foreign Gods, Inc. and sign copies of the book. Tickets for the event are $10, available at the door – Lecture Forum 103 on the MPC campus.
Thurs, Feb 12: 4:30pm Okey Ndibe will present at The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University – free and open to the public.
The SFSU Poetry Center is a jewel in the history of literary San Francisco and literature in general. Founded in 1954 when W. H. Auden surrendered his honorarium, today, the Poetry Center is one of the most long-lived literary arts institutions in the United States.
Okey Ndibe’s novel Foreign Gods, Inc. was selected by NPR as one of their Best Books 2014. As well, The Root picked the book for their list of the top 15 Best Works of Fiction by Black Authors, 2014. Rick Kleffel of KQED.org included the Ndibe’s first novel, Arrows of Rain, reissued by SoHo Press in January 2015, among his list of 10 books to look forward to in the new year.
Okey Ndibe will speak and read from his novels Foreign Gods, Inc. and Arrows of Rain at Moe’s Books in Berkeley CA
Okey Ndibe will speak and read from his novels Foreign Gods, Inc. and Arrows of Rain at Books Inc. Opera Plaza, San Francisco CA
Okey Ndibe will speak and read from his novel Foreign Gods, Inc. at the famed Poetry Center at San Francisco State University.
Okey Ndibe is the author of Foreign Gods, Inc. – his second novel, out from Soho Press (click the link for a series of short interviews with Okey) in January 2014. A novelist, journalist and professor of African and African Diaspora literature at Brown University., Ndibe came to the U.S. from his native Nigeria 25 years ago at the behest of none other than the late, great Nigerian writer, Chinua Achebe, and began his time here editing Achebe’s now-defunct magazine, African Commentary.
Foreign Gods, Inc., by Okey Ndibe, tells the story of Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver who sets out to steal the statueof an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery.