Be(com)ing Nigerian is an outrageously funny and acerbic guide to how to be a Nigerian; from how to attain the much-maligned, but heady rank of politician to achieving the status of the silver-tongued, private jet-flying religious leader. It is a searing and darkly entertaining look at how power operates in private and in public; in politics, business, religious institutions and in homes. From the exploration of religious hypocrisy to the cautionary travel advice for Nigerians going to the United States, the collection is a jab at Nigerian society and its relation tot he world. Beyond poking fun at the holders of power, it is a summons, a provocation and a call for introspection among all levels of society. As is often said in Nigeria, when you point with one finger, there are four others pointing back at you. Be(com)ing Nigerian: A Guide, moves between the sublime and the ridiculous, and deftly captures both the hilarity and the horror of Nigeria.