Okey Ndibe's funny, charming, and penetrating memoir tells of his move from Nigeria to America, where he came to edit the influential - but forever teetering on the verge of insolvency - African Commentary magazine. It recounts stories of Ndibe's relationships with Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and other literary figures; examines the differences between Nigerian and American etiquette and politics; recalls an incident of racial profiling just thirteen days after he arrived in the US, in which he was mistaken for a bank robber; considers American stereotypes about Africa (and vice-versa); and juxtaposes African folk tales with Wall Street trickery.
While Foreign Gods, Inc. tells the story of Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver. Despite his degree in economics, his strong accent has barred him from the corporate world. Fuelled by desperation, sets out to steal the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery. Back in Nigeria, he has to deal with old friends, family and a mounting conflict between Christians and those who worship the deity. A frank exploration of the dreams, promises and frustrations of immigrant life; religious conflict; and modern culture.
Price: Never look an American in the eye - 2,500
Foreign gods - N3,000
Throughout, the author delivers raw emotion, realistic description, and candid assessments. An inspiring story of finding faith-in God, in family, and in oneself-while walking close to the Valley of the Shadow of Death." Source: Kirkus Reviews
Toyin Falola’s The Humanities in Africa mainly provides an enlightened discussion of issues relevant to the humanities: the main reference is to the academy’s methodologies and epistemologies.
Falola boldly asserts that “the teaching of history at both the elementary and high school levels is dead in Nigeria. And it has been dead for over twenty years”. He explains that the death of history began with modifications of the curriculum that lumped history with social sciences, “basically killing it before students arrive at the college level”
The essays are made up of his discussion of encounters and otherness, touching on Africa and the meaning of blackness; Steve Biko of South Africa, activism, and knowledge production; the politics of development and globalization; the humanities compared with humanism; traditions in practice, with reference to health, life, and death; how education is at a crossroads; education and new paths to a new beginning; literary imaginations and nation building, with Nigeria since 1914 as an example; and a discussion of pluriversalism.
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Here’s your chance to meet and ask nudging questions about #thefishermen and be amongst the first to grab copies of his latest book #anorchestraofminorities .
Admission is free but strictly by registration.
What is TGIF without books? What are your plans for the weekend? Books? You should definitely check out latest arrivals at our stores (Lagos and Abuja) today.
Price - 8,500 naira