Tomorrow Died Yesterday
Its 2004 Port Harcourt, Nigeria 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.
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Chimeka Garricks was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1975 and was raised in portharcourt. He has an LLB. from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, portharcourt, and an LLM in International Commercial Law from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. Tomorrow Died Yesterday is his first novel.