Come to City of Asylum for an evening with Okey Ndibe on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:00 pm. He will be reading from his novel, Foreign Gods, Inc., a universally acclaimed novel that is at once a taut, literary thriller and an indictment of greed’s power to subsume all things, including the sacred.
Okey Ndibe is also the author of the novel Arrows of Rain, and co-editor (with Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove) of Writers Writing on Conflicts and Wars in Africa. His memoir, Robbing A Bank And Other Misadventures, is forthcoming from Soho Press in Fall 2016. He is a 2015-2016 Shearing Fellow at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he is working on a novel, Native Tongues. Ndibe earned MFA and PhD degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has taught at Brown University, Trinity College, Simon’s Rock College, Connecticut College, and the University of Lagos (as a Fulbright scholar). As an editorial writer for Hartford Courant, his essay, “Eyes To The Ground: The Perils of the Black Student,” was in 2000 named by the Association of Opinion Page Editors as best opinion piece in an American newspaper. Ndibe has written for numerous publications, including New York Times, UK Guardian, BBC online, and Financial Times.
The Salon Reading with Okey Ndibe is free and will be held on Wednesday, April 13 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at City of Asylum, located at 330 Sampsonia Way. The evening begins with a reception at 7:00 pm. The reading, talk and Q&A will take place at 7:30 pm, followed by dessert and informal discussion at 8:30 pm. For more information, or to reserve your free seat, visit the Salon Reading: Okey Ndibe event page, email Hannah Waltz, or call 412-323-0278.