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The Resource Foreign Gods, Inc., Okey Ndibe

Foreign Gods, Inc., Okey Ndibe

Label
Foreign Gods, Inc.
Title
Foreign Gods, Inc.
Statement of responsibility
Okey Ndibe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Foreign Gods, Inc., tells the story of Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver who sets out to steal the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery. Ike's plan is fueled by desperation. Despite a degree in economics from a major American college, his strong accent has barred him from the corporate world. Forced to eke out a living as a cab driver, he is unable to manage the emotional and material needs of a temperamental African American bride and a widowed mother demanding financial support. When he turns to gambling, his mounting losses compound his woes. And so he travels back to Nigeria to steal the statue, where he has to deal with old friends, family, and a mounting conflict between those in the village who worship the deity, and those who practice Christianity. A meditation on the dreams, promises and frustrations of the immigrant life in America; the nature and impact of religious conflicts; an examination of the ways in which modern culture creates or heightens infatuation with the "exotic, " including the desire to own strange objects and hanker after ineffable illusions; and an exploration of the shifting nature of memory, Foreign Gods is a brilliant work of fiction that illuminates our globally interconnected world like no other"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ndibe, Okey
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.N358
LC item number
F67 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taxicab drivers
  • Nigerian Americans
  • Art thefts
  • Arts, Nigerian
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Cultural Heritage
  • FICTION / African American / General
Label
Foreign Gods, Inc., Okey Ndibe
Link
9781616953133.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1522920
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9781616953133
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013025995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1522920
  • (Sirsi) 1522920
  • (OCoLC)853618620
Label
Foreign Gods, Inc., Okey Ndibe
Link
9781616953133.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1522920
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9781616953133
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013025995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1522920
  • (Sirsi) 1522920
  • (OCoLC)853618620

Library Locations

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