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A young lady's illness and death is attributed to diabolism as her family ignore medical diagnosis… A youth corper posted to a rural community adapts to his environment by resorting to his basest instincts. A village's tribal divisions comes to head quite tragically against the backdrop of an illicit affair… The personal dilemma of poverty and hopelessness among young Boko Haram recruits… A village is thrown into confusion as its most virile bachelor dies in suspicious circumstances and a futuristic tale on when baseless ideologies high jack government policies. This collection of short stories gives a stark narration of forgotten parts of modern society and speaks to the oratory nature of how Nigerian stories are told. Paul Ugbede’s ability for story telling has been celebrated in plays with over ten productions to sold out audiences. In this his first collection of short stories he has mirrored society in a real and telling way.
April Anjou was born into a wealthy Lagos Island family but soon after her birth, her parents’ marriage broke down, forcing her into a life of struggle, hardship, and trials. In this book, she chronicles how by her determined efforts, ambition, doggedness and faith in God, she was able to overcome the seemingly insurmountable challenges of her father’s rejection, getting a good education, a failed marriage, a challenging banking career to finally triumph to become an established international businesswoman and a happy mother of two children. April’s story lifts the lid on how hostile some corporate work environments can be, and how easily the educational system can derail a person’s life’s aspirations. Above all, we see a story of true love found in the most unlikely place, reinforcing the notion that no one should ever give up on success or love because of a bad experience. April shares her experiences in a frank and touching way, offering hope and inspiration to everyone that with hard work, determination and a strong sense of values, every wintery season breaks forth into spring.
This book contains a collection of essays written to mark the centenary celebrations of Port Harcourt City. It is intended to give readers an introduction to the city chronicling its growth and development over the past one hundred years. Contributors include renowned academics, politicians, and statesmen, who have written on the City’s history, politics, economics, geography, and culture with a glimpse into the plans for the future of the city with the Greater Port Harcourt project. Port Harcourt at 100: Past, Present & Future is a compilation meant to ignite public and academic interest in the story of this dynamic city, up to and beyond its century of growth within the Nigerian nation, whose birth it foreshadowed, and whose development it has richly sustained.
Its 2004 Port Harcourt at the height of the kidnap of oil workers in the Niger Delta, a kidnapping goes awry and four lives are reconnected. Douye aka Doughboy the career militant responsible for the crime. Amaibi the gentle university professor / eco-warrior accused. Kaniye the lawyer turned restaurateur who tries to get him off and Tubo an amoral oil company executive. Against a backdrop of corrupt practises, failed systems and injustice, these four friends tell the story of oil in a region and its effects on local communities and the Nigerian larger society. Chimeka Garricks in his extraordinary debut novel has written a frank and moving story about the realities of contemporary Nigeria. The evil long term effects of military rule resulting in the fragmentation and break down of moral values. His story paints a realistic picture of the very high price corruption exacts on a society and how no one is immune from its consequences. Chimeka has written a remarkable book; honest, insightful and tragic – Jude Dibia author of Blackbird. Tomorrow Died Yesterday is a chronicle of a region in turmoil, of a generation caught between the expectations of their parents and the depreciations of the Nigerian situation, each of these four men navigate their issues in different ways, and in their own voices. Mr Garricks is a new literary voice; unheralded, fresh, honest, unshorn of superficial flourish. Well worth the read. – Eghosa Imasuen, author of Fine Boys.
This is chapter one of this hilarious novel. Read and Enjoy. Paulina Omoregbe aka Iye Baby rules the night life of Nimbe town from her beer parlour with her magic touch and society connections. In spite of the constant dramas from fighting wives and jealous friends, she has succeeded in creating a good life for herself as a socialite and the President of the Imose Sisters Association of Accomplished and Distinguished Ladies. Her life is however thrown into commotion when a business deal goes bad, ushering her on to a downward spiral of confusion, disappointment and disaster. Can she overcome these challenges as she once did and create a new and better life for herself? This is a hilarious satire chronicling the lives of local mistresses and their hustle. This book will make you laugh and shake your head at the ridiculous reality of some people.