Never look an american in the eye a memoir of flying turtles colonial ghosts and the making of a nigerian amiercan okey ndibe on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the author of foreign gods inc and arrows of rain tells his own immigrants tale. I thought that after reading okey ndibes never look an american in the eye a memoir of flying turtles colonial ghosts and the making of a nigerian american i might have a better idea why ive been reading so many great novels by nigerian writers recently this was an interesting memoir but . Praise for never look an american in the eye this page turner memoir is an immigration narrative that begins with a young mans lucky accident in nigeria proceeds with culture shock at an american airport and carries us through the adjustment to citizenship at times its laugh out loud funny. Of the memoirs eighteen chapters including the acknowledgments section chapter two never look an american in the eye explains the riddle behind the title those words as shown here were uttered by ndibes uncle ochendo as he admonished his nephew and the first thing to remember is this never look an american in the eye p 33. Never look an american in the eye a memoir of flying turtles colonial ghosts and the making of a nigerian american summary study guide includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis quotes character descriptions themes and more
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