Adaobi Nwaubani delivers a fascinating tale in her inaugural book I Do Not Come To You By Chance.
Set in Nigeria, this novel follows the life of Kingsley. A young Nigerian graduate of chemical engineering. As the first born of his family, all hope for better fortunes rest on him. However, a corrupt system of governance and esoteric job opportunities cast a huge cloud on his plans for the future.
His father’s sudden illness would steer him to his cousin in the city for financial help. There, he’d be introduced to the sordid world of economic fraud and scamming.
I Do Not Come To You By Chance is an accurate mirror of the Nigerian society. A broken healthcare system, mismanagement of poor resources, wanton systemic corruption and apathy make for a dangerous concoction.