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Janet Maslin Reviews Foreign Gods, Inc. by Okey Ndibe

Foreign Gods, Inc.Verdict: carrot

Okey Ndibe’s razor-sharp Foreign Gods, Inc. steps into the story of a Nigerian-born New Yorker called Ike, just as everything in his life has begun to go horribly wrong. The only thing worse than Ike’s present situation is the plan he makes to remedy it.

Ike, whose name is correctly pronounced EE-kay, has an Amherst degree cum laude in economics. But his accent has kept him from finding a job. So he works as a cabby, with customers who call him “Eekay,” which means “buttocks” in Igbo. He has made a bad marriage to a woman who walked off with his savings, and debts now overwhelm him.

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