Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American - Nigerian, Going Dutch – Fitting the Description Summary & Analysis

Ndibe, Okey
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Nnaji introduces Ndibe to an African-American woman named Karen, the daughter of an American woman and a Nigerian man who had disappeared back to his home country before she was born. Karen longs to trace her father back to Nigeria, even though her only clue is his name, Emmanuel U. Ndibe notes being heartbroken by both her story and her hope, which he fears is fueled by an idealization of Africa by both movies and Africanist scholars. He knows that his fellow Nigerians would be suspicious of her asking questions; moreover, if she finds his father, it could ruin his life. Ndibe offers to have a friend in Nigeria publish a request that Emmanuel U contact him.

Karen asks Ndibe to lunch and pellets him with questions. Ndibe thinks she will pay, since the inviter always pays in Nigeria...

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