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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Novelist Will Ferguson wrote a novel about 419 scams. He won an award for it. Is it a good read?

Guest Post by Robert Nathan To be 419′ed is to be fooled. Duped. Swindled. At least that’s the meaning as far as Nigerian slang is concerned — of which this book has plenty on offer. The question is: does Will Ferguson’s Giller-winning novel deliver on the award hype, or does it 419 us? The answer is… yes.