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Okey Ndibe 

When: Sat., Jan. 18, 3 p.m. 2014
Pete Mock, buyer and tastemaker for McIntyre's Books, reads hundreds of books a year, and he knows a good one when he sees it. The same could be said of Ikechukwu Uzondu, or "Ike," the Nigerian-born New York cabbie who is the hero of Foreign Gods Inc., Okey Ndibe's new novel. The book's premise is that of a crime caper: Ike, desperate for money, hatches a scheme to steal a religious icon from his native country in order to see it to a fancy New York dealer Among the complications are questions about ethnic patrimony and cultural expropriation. Ndibe, down from his Connecticut home, makes two appearances today. —David Fellerath

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