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.
Foreign Gods Inc. is a meditation on the dreams, promises and frustrations of immigrant life; the nature and impact of religious conflicts; and the ways modern culture creates or heightens infatuation with the ‘exotic’.
Okechukwu Ndibe, better known as Okey Ndibe, (born 1960) is a novelist, political columnist and essayist of Igbo ethnicity. Ndibe was born in Yola, Nigeria. He is the author of Arrows of Rain and Foreign Gods, Inc., two critically acclaimed novels published in 2000 and 2014 respectively.