Okey Ndibe

Okey  Ndibe

Okey Ndibe is the author of two novels, Foreign Gods, Inc. (named by The New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Mosaic magazine as one of the ten best books of 2014) and Arrows of Rain, and of a memoir, Never Look an American in the Eye:  Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American.  He is also the co-editor, along with Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove, of Writers Writing On Conflicts and Wars in Africa.  Holder of an MFA and PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he has taught at Brown University, Trinity College, Simon’s Rock College,  Connecticut College, and at the University of Lagos (as a Fulbright scholar).  He was a Black Mountain Institute Fellow at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2015-16.  Ndibe is also a journalist and columnist whose writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, BBC Online, Al Jazeera Online, La Republica, Financial Times, Fabian Society Journal, and the Nigerian Daily Sun, where his widely syndicated weekly column appears.  He is currently working on a novel, Native Tongues.