A deeply relocating debut novel set amid the perilous international of Nigerian e-mail scams, I don't Come to You by way of Chance tells the tale of 1 younger guy and the relatives who loves him.
Being the opera of the kin, Kingsley Ibe is entitled to convinced privileges--a piece of meat in his egusi soup, a celebration to rejoice his commencement from collage. As first son, he has tasks, too. yet instances are undesirable in Nigeria, and lifestyles is difficult. not able to discover paintings, Kingsley can't tackle the obligation of teaching his more youthful siblings, nor can he offer his mom and dad with monetary peace of their retirement. after which there's Ola. expensive, candy Ola, the sugar in Kingsley's tea. It doesn't appear to topic that he loves her deeply; he can't have enough money her bride price.
It hasn't regularly been like this. for a lot of his younger lifestyles, Kingsley believed that schooling used to be every thing, that via knowledge, all issues have been attainable. Now he concerns that with out a "long-leg"--someone who understands somebody who can assist him--his levels will do not anything yet beautify the partitions of his mom and dad' low-rent apartment. And whilst a tragedy befalls his relatives, Kingsley learns the toughest lesson of all: schooling could be the language of good fortune in Nigeria, yet it truly is cash that does the talking.
Unconditional relatives aid could be the method in Nigeria, but if Kingsley turns to his Uncle Boniface for aid, he learns that charity may possibly include strings connected. Boniface--aka funds Daddy--is an exuberant personality who suffers from elephantiasis of the pocket. he is additionally rumored to run a winning empire of e mail scams. yet he can assist. With money Daddy's intervention, Kingsley and his kin may be as secure as a tortoise in its shell. it really is as much as Kingsley now to reconcile his ardour for wisdom together with his starvation for funds, and to totally think his function of first son. yet can he do it with out being drawn into this outlandish milieu?