Blackass Characters

A. Igoni Barrett
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Furo Wariboko

Furo Wariboko is the protagonist of the novel. He is an employee at Haba! Nigeria ltd., a marketing company specializing in business books, located in Lagos, Nigeria. He lives with Syreeta, his lover and caregiver. By the end of the novel, Furo leaves Haba! to work in Abuja for an enormous salary increase, but not before getting ready to confront his family after 25 days of disappearance.

Until the age of 33, Furo was a black Nigerian man, struggling to get by in outer Lagos. He transforms into a white man with red hair and green eyes, and a world of possibilities opens up for him. The novel describes Furo’s experiences during the first 25 days of his newfound whiteness. In the beginning, Furo is confused, nervous, and broke. He has been dependent on his mother for his entire life, so when he is forced to abandon his family...

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