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Africa: Stories in the 55

Two Nigerian authors hit bookstores with tales of Lagosian living and a poignant, humorous memoir

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Nigerian authors Anietie Isong (l) and Okey Ndibe (r)
Nigerian authors Anietie Isong (l) and Okey Ndibe (r)

For this month's Africa: Stories in the 55, we have the special treat of two accomplished Nigerian authors, Okey Ndibe, whose poignant, yet humorous memoir, Never Look an American in the Eye, is out now with Soho Press, and Anietie Isong's satirical Radio Sunrise, published by Jacaranda books, which will hit bookstores in January 2017.

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 In his new book, Never Look an American in the Eye, Nigerian author Okey Ndibe shares ancedotes from growing up during the Biafran war in Nigeria, to modern rites of passage that affect many who immigrate to the United States.

Listen to the full interview with Okey Ndibe, author of Never Look an American in the Eye

Nigerian author Anietie Isong's satirical novel, Radio Sunrise, takes a long look at journalism, relationships, and how Ifiok, a young Nigerian man, negotiates his way through life.

Listen to Anietie Isong speak about writing his novel, Radio Sunrise

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