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Foreign Gods, Inc.

Foreign Gods, Inc.

Author: Okey Ndibe
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616953144
Pages: 336
Year: 2014-01-14
From a disciple of the late Chinua Achebe comes a masterful and universally acclaimed novel that is at once a taut, literary thriller and an indictment of greed’s power to subsume all things, including the sacred. Foreign Gods, Inc., 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 is a brilliant work of fiction that illuminates our globally interconnected world like no other. From the Hardcover edition.

Dizionario geografico fisico storico della Toscana

Dizionario geografico fisico storico della Toscana

Author: Emanuele Repetti
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 955
Year: 1835

D - L

D - L

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Pages: 955
Year: 1835


Ciclovia del Brenta. Da Trento e Venezia

Ciclovia del Brenta. Da Trento e Venezia

Author: Paolo Perini, Stefano Malvestio
Publisher: EDICICLO EDITORE
ISBN: 8888829490
Pages: 108
Year: 2007

Boletim da Sociedade de geographia de Lisboa

Boletim da Sociedade de geographia de Lisboa

Author: Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa
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Year: 1885
List of members in early volumes.


Storia della filosofia del diritto

Storia della filosofia del diritto

Author: Friedrich Julius Stahl
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Pages: 660
Year: 1853


Dizionario corografico dell'Italia

Dizionario corografico dell'Italia

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Pages: 1368
Year: 187?

Gazzetta di Firenze

Gazzetta di Firenze

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Year: 1836

Turicchi e i suoi statuti

Turicchi e i suoi statuti

Author: Laura Cofacci
Publisher: Pagnini
ISBN: 8882510964
Pages: 77
Year: 2001

Annuario della procedura civile

Annuario della procedura civile

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Year: 1903