Tomorrow Died Yesterday by Chimeka Garricks
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.
Port Harcourt at 100: Past , Present and Future
edited by Prof E. J. Alagoa and Judy Nwanodi
This book contains a collection of essays written to mark the centenary celebrations of Port Harcourt City. It is intended to introduce the city to visitors as well as all participants of the celebrations, chronicling its growth and development over the past one hundred years. The book contains information on its 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 excite 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.