Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani on landlords

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani’s first novel,I Do Not Come to You by Chance, is about a Nigerian who tries to establish a career and ends up writing email scams. It’s a funny, smart, and engaging read. If you haven’t read a novel recently written by a non-American/non-European, this is a good option to take a trip out of the Western literary ghetto.
“All through the night, the mosquitoes came riding in on horseback. The males hummed shrill love songs into our ears, the females sucked blood from our exposed arms and feet. Tired of swatting the air and scratching her limbs, my mother shut the windows against them. Minutes later, we were almost at the point of asphyxiation. She opened them again. The mosquitoes were clearly the landlords.”
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani


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