With Cash Daddy's intervention, Kingsley and his family can be as safe as a tortoise under its shell. It is up to Kingsley now, to reconcile his passion for knowledge with his hunger for money, to fully assume his role of first son.
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But can he do it without being drawn into this outlandish milieu? In this highly entertaining novel about Nigerian Internet scammers, Kingsley Ibe is an engineering school graduate who can't find a job and still lives at home with his family.
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After his girlfriend rejects him and his father dies, Kingsley is taken on by his Uncle Boniface aka Cash Daddy , who is in the business of Internet scams, otherwise known as s. Soon, Kingsley is writing e-mail solicitations to the gullible of cyberspace, and any qualms he may have had about ripping off innocent people evaporate as he steps into the good life with a big new house, a Lexus and a new love interest who doesn't know how Kingsley "earns" his money.
In desperation he turns to his uncle Boniface - aka Cash Daddy - an exuberant character who suffers from elephantiasis of the pocket. He is also rumoured to run a successful empire of email scams.
But he can help. With Cash Daddy's intervention, Kingsley and his family can be as safe as a tortoise under its shell. It is up to Kingsley now to reconcile his passion for knowledge with his hunger for money, to fully assume his role of first son. But can he do it without being drawn into this outlandish milieu?
This is a fast, fresh, often hilarious first novel, by one of the remarkably talented young African writers who are rapidly making everyone else look stale. Nwaubani does a great job of detailing the frantic pulse of urban Nigeria. Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani grew up in the eastern part of Nigeria, among the Igbo speaking people-the major culprits of scams. She lives in Nigeria. The World According to Anna.
Education may be the language of success in Nigeria, Nwaubani suggests, but it is money that does the talking. Kingsley suffers from initial attacks of conscience but soon he is delighted in the utter confidence and pleasure money brings.
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He wheels and deals and supports his brothers and sister in a style to which they all too soon grow accustomed. But accepting Cash Daddy's charity does have consequences--eventual parental disapproval, combined with Kingsley's loneliness, makes him question his difficult choices all over again. Nwaubani sets Kingsley's trip down the slippery slope of corruption against the backdrop of daily life in small-town Nigeria.