Furo Wariboko awoke this morning to find that dreams can lose their way and turn up on the wrong side of sleep.
After I shared the news of his family's coming, he finished dressing in silence, then picked up his travelling bag, walked to my front door, and stood beside it for one hour and six minutes until the knocking started and his mother called out, 'Furo - are you there? Come and open the door.'
"Furo Wariboko wakes on the morning of a job interview to discover he's turned into a white man: red hair, green eyes, pale skin. In this condition he plunges into the bustle of Lagos to make his fortune. Pursued from the streets to the boardroom by those who would use him, Furo hides the evidence of his former life... as he reinvents himself. In this wicked satire, Furo's search for an identity deeper than his skin leads to the unraveling of his own precariously constructed story"--Page 4 of cover.… (more)