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Okey Ndibe teaches African and African Diaspora literatures at Brown University.

He earned MFA and PhD degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has taught at Connecticut College, Bard College, Trinity College, and the University of Lagos (as a Fulbright scholar).

He is the author of the critically-acclaimed “Foreign Gods, Inc.” and “Arrows of Rain” and has served on the editorial board of Hartford Courant where his essays won national and state awards.

His journalistic observations on his home country of Nigeria are published through Sahara Reporters and The Guardian. He lives in West Hartford, CT, with his wife, Sheri, and their three children.

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