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Visiting Writer: Okey Ndibe

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Okey Ndibe kicks of the Spring 2018 Visiting Writers series with a reading this Thursday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Merten Hall, Room 1203, on Mason’s Fairfax Campus. The reading is free and open to the public, and books will be for sale after the reading. 

Nigerian-born Okey Ndibe is a novelist, memoirist, political commentator, and essayist. He is the author of Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the making of a Nigerian American; and the novels Arrows of Rain and Foreign Gods, Inc. His award winning journalism has appeared in The New York Times, BBC online, Al Jazeera online, Financial Times, Fabian Society Journal, and the (Nigerian) Daily Sun, where his widely syndicated weekly column appears.

Ndibe first came to the US to be the founding editor of African Commentary, a US-based international magazine published by the late great novelist Chinua Achebe.

February brings two more visiting writers:

  • Jeannie Vanasco, author of the memoir The Glass Eye, on Thursday, February 15
  • Lisa Russ Spaar, whose most recent poetry collection is Orexia: Poems, on Thursday, February 22.
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