In the Name of Our Father by Olukorede Yishau
The desire to become a novelist suddenly seizes Justus Omoeko. He wants another title other than a journalist for which thousands know him. He is soon inspired by the story of a popular prophet in town and decides to write a thriller out of the dark patch that is the life of this renowned man of God, who has the Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Force, General Sani Idoti, as one of his clients.Prophet T.C. Jeremiah hits the jackpot when the military usurper in power recruits him to help ensure his longevity in office. Money begins to fall into his accounts as though he has a cash tree at the back of his house. But, the more money he makes, his family falls apart. He performs miracles. Yet, his ex-prostitute wife finds it hard to conceive.
It has been shortlisted for the NLNG Literature Prize 2021.
A Person of Heft by Bolaji Olatunde
It is 2015. Nigeria has a new president who has promised change and prosperity for Nigerians. Tomi Makinde is a young Nigerian professional woman struggling to get a foothold in corporate Nigeria. As her marketing career grows, she finds herself catapulted fast to unexpected heights due to a chance encounter. As she climbs the corporate ladder, she contends with intense power play and betrayal. Despite her professional success, she is haunted by the memories of her parents’ failed marriage. She is afraid of letting her guard down to allow love in.
Demola Gbolahan is a young accountant in who seems to have it made.His colleagues, family and friends are mystified by his unmarried status. They continually pile pressure on him to get hitched. As tries to fix his marital status, he has to battle with high stakes workplace corruption.
Wayne Crawly, young, successful British engineer, is keen on making the most of the Nigerian business environment, and enjoying the various cultures on offer. From all appearances, he is the quintessential expatriate, a gentleman who can do no harm, until push comes to shove.What do these three individuals have in common, apart from their youth? They all live in Abuja when their paths cross.
Their lives intertwine and intersect in more ways than they bargain for in this story of sleaze, cut-throat corporate competition, malfeasance and romance set in Nigeria’s capital city. With a supporting cast of wily and eccentric characters, the reader is certain to live the Abuja life through various eyes.