Book Reviews

Foreign Gods, Inc. – Modern story of old conflicts

Written by Mike Ekunno

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Foreign Gods Inc., Okey Ndibe’s second novel had its Nigerian release of sorts in December 2014, when its author had readings in Nigeria. The period coincided with a spike in the book’s ratings as it made many Best Books of 2014 lists. Now is therefore as germane a time as any other time to take a look at what the novel offers and l did that in the Christmas holiday ambience of Eastern Nigeria where much of the story is set.
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Brave new book historicizes northern Nigeria’s ethno-religious tensions

Written by Farooq A. Kperogi

More than any region in Nigeria, northern Nigeria is honeycombed with deep-rooted and seemingly unceasing ethno-religious tensions that episodically snowball into fratricidal upheavals, often between so-called settlers (who are invariably Hausa-Fulani Muslims) and so-called indigenes (who are usually non-Muslim ethnic minorities).

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