Nov 27, 2013

Foreign Gods Inc. by Okey Ndibe

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Foreign Gods, Inc. by Okey Ndibe, to be released January 14, 2014 by Soho Press.

Publisher description:
"This 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  illuminates our globally interconnected world like no other."

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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds intriguing...lots of timely ingredients that should resonate with many. Enjoy! Here's MY WOW POST

Vicki said...

Sounds interesting! I'm looking forward to your review!

Suko said...

This does sound like a book worth waiting for!

Harvee, I like your blog's new look. Have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Brian Joseph said...

This book really does sound good. The interplay of cultures is always interesting. I am not sure it is intended to be so, but the plot sounds fun too.

The red theme on your blog looks great Harvee!

Tea said...

Must read it.

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