St. Lawrence University’s Writers Series to present author Okey Ndibe Thursday in Canton
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:15 am

CANTON -- St. Lawrence University’s Writers Series will continue its 2017-18 season with author Okey Ndibe at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Sykes Common Room. The event is free and open to the public.

Ndibe is the author of the novels “Foreign Gods, Inc.” and “Arrows of Rain” as well as a memoir, “Never Look an American in the Eye: Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian-American.”

He earned MFA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has taught at Brown University, Trinity College, Simon’s Rock College, and the University of Lagos (as a Fulbright scholar). He was the 2015 Shearing Fellow of the Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he began work on a novel titled Native Tongues.

His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, BBC online, The Guardian (UK), Financial Times, and D La Repubblica (Italy).

He is currently the 2017-18 Viebranz Professor of Creative Writing at St. Lawrence University.

The Writer Series is sponsored by St. Lawrence University’s Department of English. For more information, visit the Department of English at or call at 315-229-5125.