August Pick : In the Name of our Father by Olukorede Yishau August 12, 2019 – Posted in: Book Of The Month – Tags: Africa, Debut Novel, Journaism, Olukorede Yishau, Politics, Power, Religion
Our book for the month of August is IN THE NAME OF OUR FATHER by Olukorede Yishau.
IN THE NAME OF OUR FATHER has been described by POSTERITY MEDIA as a metaphor of a fallen society.
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.
A country in turmoil.
Into this mix is thrown a new novel that threatens to expose the rotten underbelly of “a man of God” who has not only bewitched his flock but has sunk is fangs into the head of state.
In his debut novel, In The Name of Our Father, award winning journalist Olukorede Yishau weaves a mesmerising tale of duty, ambition, greed and hunger for power. It is the story of two men intent on preserving their lives but it is on a larger scale the story of a country fighting to throw off the shackles of a power mad dictator.
About the Author:
Olukorede has been a journalist for 20 years and the first draft of In The Name Of Our Father was written when he was 21. He is an Associate Editor with The Nation and shone when he was declared Columnist of the Year at the 2015 edition of the prestigious Nigeria Media Merit Awards (NMMA). That night he was also crowned NMMA Entertainment Reporter of the Year. Previously, the graduate of Mass Communications from the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, who was also a finalist in the Columnist of the Year category at the last NMMA, was NMMA Capital Market Reporter of the Year (2013), NMMA Aviation Industry Reporter of the Year (2003), NMMA Aviation Industry Reporter of the Year (2003), finalist, Union Bank’s Banking and Finance Reprter of the year (2003) amongst many other awards… His poems were published in an anthology of poetry ACTIVISTS POETS edited by Tunde Oladunjoye in the late 90s. He writes a column ABOVE WHISPERS in THE NATION every Friday. This is his debut novel.