Brian Nicholls believes his western education gives him an edge when he is employed by a bank in Kenya. But corruption like water always seeks the path of least resistance.
Naive and enthusiastic he unknowingly stirs up an ants nest in an ongoing real estate fraud, becoming little more than a pawn to be exploited in an already established game.
And as far as Africa is concerned his education has only just begun.
..."Patel picked out the passport and the work permit in glee. 'Ha! In luck,' he exclaimed, 'look a husband for you,' he teased Azizza.
She took the passport from him. 'No, he's too white,' reading the particulars, 'and too short.'
Patel read through the bank documents. Fingering the key to the White Marlin apartment, he held it up. 'Shall we keep this? They will give him a spare.'
'No, if it's missing they will change the lock. I know that manager he's German, very efficient.'
'Ok,' he tossed it back into the briefcase, looking wistfully at the dollars and credit cards, 'and the money?'
'No.' She shook her head.
'So, we just take the passport and the work permit right?'"....
With authorities and criminals alike, out to do him harm and scant resources of his own Brian has to rely on a few streetwise and well meaning Kenyans, to help him survive.
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This is one of those super books that is a treat to read. I laughed out loud so many times as it describes so well the vignettes that we see here in Kenya. The story kept me turning the page wanting to find out more and the ending was a complete surprise. I have rarely found a book that made me feel 'right there'!