It is 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. Doye (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 practices, failed systems and injustice, these four friends tell the story of oil in a region and it’s effects on local communities and the Nigerian larger society.
Chimeka considers himself more of a storyteller than a writer.
He lives in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, with his wife, Biyai, their three children.
This is his first novel.
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