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Foreign Gods, Inc

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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. A meditation on the dreams, promises and frustrations of immigrant life; the nature and impact of religious conflicts; and the ways in which modern culture creates or heightens infatuation with the 'exotic', Foreign Gods Inc. illuminates a globally interconnected world like no other.
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subject_facetArt thefts -- New York (State) -- New York
Arts, Nigerian -- New York (State) -- New York
Nigerian Americans -- Fiction
Taxicab drivers -- Fiction
title_displayForeign Gods, Inc
title_fullForeign Gods, Inc.
Foreign Gods, Inc. / Okey Ndibe
title_shortForeign Gods, Inc
topic_facetArt thefts
Arts, Nigerian
Fiction
Literature
Nigerian Americans
Taxicab drivers
Thriller