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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nmauche.com

14 May 2015
7.0
Chimeka Garricks weaves a net of suspense from the first chapter. He drops readers right in the middle of a kidnapping gone wrong and navigates this story past carefully plotted timelines and locations. This enhances the complexity of his characters ...
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jamesmurua.com

02 Dec 2014
7.0
Chimeka Garrick’s debt novel Tomorrow Died Yesterday tracks four characters Doughboy, Amaibi, Kaniye and Tubo who grew up in the oil rich Niger Delta and how their lives end up as they deal with the oil companies that are the biggest force in that ...
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Eniola Prentice's Blog

06 Jan 2014
9.0
I read this book based on the recommendation of a friend and I throughly[sic] enjoyed it. Its based on the oil crisis in the niger delta in Nigeria, and the story is told from the point of view or four sometimes five characters. What struck me about ...
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Critical Literature Re ...

19 May 2013
6.0
Chimeka Garricks’ Tomorrow Died Yesterday is a recountal of one of those realities that define the entity clad in the nominal fabric, Nigeria. It is worth mentioning that its emissaries in a matter of months would be cutting murdering its centenary ...
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African Book Club

07 Mar 2012
7.0
Garrick’s book, Tomorrow Died Yesterday (published in 2011 by Paperworth Books), is set in Nigeria’s riverine area of Port Harcourt, usually referred to as the Niger-Delta region. The region produces most of the Nigeria’s oil, and in recent yea ...
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Naija Stories

12 Jan 2012
8.0
One of the things most fascinating about life as we live it is the phenomenon of how people pass through each other’s lives like buses through a bus stop. Someone who meant the entire world to you yesterday might be nothing but a footnote in your l ...

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Paperworth Books

ASIN:

B0062YFX96

Language:

English

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