America has a way of surprising people who leave other parts of the world to make America home. Whatever their expectations may be, America finds a way to intervene and interpret those expectations. These are the stories of Africans who have made that historic journey and the transformations their lives went through as a result. In five essays and two short stories, Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo, brings home the reality of America for African immigrants. Rudolf Okonkwo, whether he's writing on Nigerians' idiosyncrasies, political attitudes, or arcana, is dangerously funny and irresistibly addictive. Read this small gem of a book and understand what Nigerians mean when they say, "laughter will kill me." After the laughter, though, comes pensive, self-enlarging thought. If Rudolf were a vitamin, doctors would recommend a daily dose of him to all of us, period! Okey Ndibe, author of Foreign Gods, Inc. and Arrows of Rain.