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The Resource Never look an American in the eye : flying turtles, colonial ghosts, and the making of a Nigerian American : a memoir, Okey Ndibe

Never look an American in the eye : flying turtles, colonial ghosts, and the making of a Nigerian American : a memoir, Okey Ndibe

Label
Never look an American in the eye : flying turtles, colonial ghosts, and the making of a Nigerian American : a memoir
Title
Never look an American in the eye
Title remainder
flying turtles, colonial ghosts, and the making of a Nigerian American : a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Okey Ndibe
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 folk tales 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"--
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."--Provided by publisher
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Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10535115
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 823/.92
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.N358
LC item number
Z46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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  • P95XsLAiVos
  • P95XsLAiVos
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of flying turtles, colonial ghosts, and the making of a Nigerian American
Label
Never look an American in the eye : flying turtles, colonial ghosts, and the making of a Nigerian American : a memoir, Okey Ndibe
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
20823608
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781616957605
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016019151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)DLC2016019151
Label
Never look an American in the eye : flying turtles, colonial ghosts, and the making of a Nigerian American : a memoir, Okey Ndibe
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
20823608
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781616957605
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016019151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)DLC2016019151

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