The Writer’s Block: A Video Q&A with Okey Ndibe

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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.

  1. About The Writer’s Block
  2. The Writer’s Block is an ongoing video series of interviews with visiting writers at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. In these Q&A’s, conducted on Sampsonia Way, writers sit down with us to discuss literature, their craft, and career.
  3. Read the transcript→
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About the Author

Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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