Chief Agbo Aje, the avaricious head candidate to be re-elected as the Senate President, is certain he will emerge victorious. Bathing in deference and veneration, his political triumph is already guaranteed, the only outlier to his domination being the acquisition of Ofu Forest. For Chief Aje, the forest is trove of monetary gain, an addition to his successful palm oil refinery business, but Obande Ofu, the owner of the sacred land, refuses to sell.
Powerful and tragic, Where is My Daughter explores the tensions between tradition and modernity in contemporary Nigeria. Following both the families of Chief Aje and Obande Ofu, the novel portrays social injustice in a war against corruption and modernisation, tied together by the feud of Ofu Forest.
ISBN : 978-1-80439-070-2
Pages : 334
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Joseph Egwurube is a Nigerian who resides in France. He was born in 1957. He currently teaches at the Faculty of Law, Political Science and Management at La Rochelle University but enjoys creative writing, especially poems, which he shares with his university colleagues. Educated in Zaria in Nigeria and Bordeaux in France, where he obtained a Doctorate degree in Political Science, he spent several years teaching as a Senior Lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in Nigeria before moving to settle in France. A few of his poems have been published in Teaching Times, the France TESOL Magazine.