Furo Wariboko, born and bred in Lagos, wakes up on the morning of his job interview to discover he has turned into a white man. As he hits the city streets running, still reeling from his new found condition, Furo is amazed to find the dead ends of his life wondrously open out before him.
Born in 1979, in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, to a Nigerian mother and the Jamaican novelist and poet Lindsay Barrett, A. Igoni Barrett studied agriculture at the University of Ibadan. In 2007 he moved to Lagos, where he met his wife, the Dutch journalist and writer Femke van Zeijl. He is the winner of the 2005 BBC World Service short story competition, founder of the Bookjam reading series in Lagos and a former editor at Farafina Magazine.