Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani’s I Do Not Come To You By Chance for the big screen.

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani’s I Do Not Come To You By Chance for the big screen.

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani’s debut novel I Do Not Come To You By Chance is set to make its first screening at the Toronto International Film Festival 2023.

I Do Not Come To You By Chance is the debut outing by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani that explores the world of email scams that are famously conducted by Nigerian nationals. It was published by Phoenix Publishers in 2009 and we loved it. Here is its blurb;

This deeply moving novel set amid the perilous world of Nigerian email scams tells the story of one young man and the family who loves him.
Being the opara of the family, Kingsley Ibe is entitled to certain privileges — a piece of meat in his egusi soup, a party to celebrate his graduation from university. As first son, he has responsibilities, too. But times are bad in Nigeria, and life is hard. Unable to find work, Kingsley cannot take on the duty of training his younger siblings, nor can he provide his parents with financial peace in their retirement. And then there is Ola. Dear, sweet Ola, the sugar in Kingsley’s tea. It does not seem to matter that he loves her deeply; he cannot afford her bride price.

A film adaptation of the novel executive produced by Genevieve Nnaji and Chinny Carter starring Paul Nnadiekwe and Blossom Chukwujekwu is upon us. It will make its first official screening at the Toronto International Film Festival 2023.

If you are attending that festival, we recommend that you check it out. You will NOT be disappointed.


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