‘In the Name of our Father’ exposes tragedy of a soulless society
In The Name Of Our Father By Olukorede S. 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.
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.