Biography Intro:Okey Ndibe is the author of the novels Foreign Gods, Inc. and Arrows of Rain, the memoir, Never Look an American in the Eye: Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American, and co-editor of Writers Writing on Conflicts and Wars in Africa. The New York Times as well as Philadelphia Inquirer, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Mosaic magazine named Foreign Gods, Inc. one of the 10 best books of 2014.
NAME: Okey Ndibe
DATE OF BIRTH: 1960
PLACE OF BIRTH: Yola
EDUCATION:He finished his elementary school education in the town of Enugu Ukwu and attended St. Michael’s Secondary School, Nimo, in Anambra State, Nigeria.
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Ndibe Worked In Nigeria As A Journalist And Magazine Editor, And Came To The United States In 1988 At The Invitation Of Famous Nigerian Writer Chinua Achebe. In The United States, Ndibe Helped To Found African Commentary, A Magazine Described As “Award-winning And Widely Acclaimed”
Ndibe Holds Both An Mfa In Writing And A Phd In Literature From The University Of Massachusetts Amherst He Continued To Write For Magazines And Papers In The United States, Winning The 2001 Association Of Opinion Page Editors Award For Best Opinion Essay In An American Newspaper For His Piece Eyes To The Ground: The Perils Of The Black Student.
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