The Writer’s Block: A Video Q&A with Okey Ndibe
Nigerian writer Okey Ndibe is the author of two novels, Arrows of Rain (2000) and Foreign Gods, Inc. (2014). His upcoming memoir, Never Look an American in the Eye, is due out in October. His writing touches on themes central to his own experiences in Nigeria, the challenges of immigrating to the United States, and conflicts with the Nigerian government. In April, Ndibe read from Foreign Gods, Inc. at City of Asylum.
In this interview with Sampsonia Way, he discussed his literary roots and influences, his personal relationships to the characters in his works, and the experience chasing the elusive American dream.