‚ÄčReview of books that are related to Nigerians, Africans, and Africans in the Diaspora.
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).
African cultural and economic markers and techniques will be exported abroad, naturalized and recalibrated and then re-exported back to the continent in a process that one may call Afroglobalization — a fascinating process of cultivating and exportin
“In one powerful essay after another, ideas come as torrents of rainfall to expose the undercurrents of African politics, the surface of global geopolitics, the skyline of underdevelopment, and the clouds of hope and aspiration of the struggling African masses. The voice is neither that of radical right or left populism nor optimism, but of caution, balance, and excellence.”
There are many reasons to like Foreign Gods, Inc. From the first page, Ndibe employs many literary tricks to hold the reader’s fickle attention to the end.
Okey Ndibe's second novel titled Foreign Gods, Inc. is a great story that traces the vicissitudes and vagaries of life as they apply to Ike Uzondu, a highly educated African immigrant in America. Ike’s fortunes and misfortunes mirror the experiences of many an immigrant in the United States, Europe or Asia.