Okey Ndibe (2026 words)


Okechukwu Ndibe was born in Yola, Nigeria on May 15th, 1960. Ndibe is of Igbo extraction and hails from Anambra State, Nigeria. His family was forced to relocate from Yola when the Nigerian civil war broke out in 1967. A chance meeting with Chinua Achebe in a filling station shaped his career forever when he was invited to the United States by Achebe to help co-found the journal African Commentary. Before his relocation to the United States in 1988, Ndibe worked in Nigeria as a journalist and magazine editor, a career which he has continued ever since. He has published essays across various news media in Nigeria as a columnist and contributor. As an essayist, Ndibe is known for his satirical writings and political …

Citation: Coker, Oluwole. "Okey Ndibe". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 June 2019 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14423, accessed 19 October 2020.]

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