The Scorpion is the evil leader of an underground criminal organization in Enugu. His latest operation involves the extortion of thousands of naira from important PNR officials in return for the safety of Dr Musa Umaru, the party’s presidential candidate.
Despite payment of the money, the Scorpion cannot be trusted and an ex-policeman, Chuka Ubaka, is called in to secure Umaru’s safety during the elections. But things begin to go badly wrong for Chuka when a top PNR official decides, for his own gain, to let the Scorpion kill Umaru, and Chuka has to take one the Scorpion’s outfit virtually single-handed.
We then flash back to 1961, before Kiki was born, and meet her mother, LaMsibi, and father, Gezani, who struggle to make a life for themselves as farmers in a small village in the Maphakane valley. Gezani is determined to ensure that his child has a better life than he has so he decides to have her educated. Gezani is a traditional Nguni who does not approve of Christianity and the foreign missionaries who bring it. However, he does appreciate the need for Swazi children to be able to read and write, and only missionary schools provide this education. Despite having convinced his father to disown her twenty years earlier when she converted to Christianity, Gezani seeks out his sister, Saraphina, a teacher at a missionary school, and asks that she takes in Kiki and sends her to school. Gezani then decides to leave his homestead and go back to working in the mines of Johannesburg in order to pay for Kiki’s education.
Osifo Egie and Ndidi Amerigo meet briefly as teenagers through a family friendship. But they do not like each other and their lives take very different directions. Ndidi is from a wealthy background and is about to leave for England to study. Osifo has not completed his education and is soon to start work as a clerk. By the time fate brings them together again each of them has experienced a great deal. But it seems at first that the unhappiness they have both suffered may keep them apart.
Sande has a dream, or is it a nightmare? As a child in Uganda, growing up in a changing and often dangerous world, it is hard to believe in dreams. Sometimes he finds himself grasping them, sometimes they are ruthlessly trampled underfoot. Will he ever realize the dream he cherishes?
How had Bon Kolo acquired so much wealth? How had Kandili Maulana, a lowly stores clerk at the factory where Oxton the miracle drug was manufactured, suddenly risen from abject poverty to being the owner of a vast business empire? Why were children dying of the dreaded diseases, palala, when the drug to save them should have been available? And what was the secret in Kandili’s heart which made him spurn the beautiful Maua? Perhaps Dora held the answer…
Alhaji Abubakar’s household does follow the traditional pattern established in the settlement of Alaika. Although, as wealthy and as respected a figure as his neighbours, he has only one wife, Ramatu, and only one child, Sale. As his son grows into rebellious manhood, the structure of Abubakar’s life is shaken and he has reason to fear not only for Sale’s future but for the fate of his whole family and way of life.
The second novel published by Macmillan Publishers. Dead of Night shows how a small event can be taken out of context and can cause a life-changing experience. It also deals with the misuse of power and how it can wreck an innocent family’s life.
Halima has worked hard to get the job she has set her heart on. She is about to start work as a translator in Lagos when she is swept off her feet by the handsome and wealthy Bala Sumiyar. When she gives up everything for love she finds she has to fight to retain everything for the love she finds she has to fight to retain her hard-won independence. She has to make a choice, but is it the right one?
Masozi has always lived in the shadow of people who are more attractive than she is. Her younger sister Chimika, especially, is always surrounded by eager admirers. When Masozi at last gets married, by proxy, to the unknown Bravington she feels that perhaps happiness is at last within her grasp – but is it?
The love between Makalay and Yankuba is fiery and unpredictable. Yankuba has also caught the attention of the unscrupulous village priest, who sees a way of making himself a very wealthy man. Can the two young people thwart Pa Adekali and manage to live their lives for better – or will they find matters turn out for worse?
Waichari’s parents are tragically killed in a car crash leaving him with huge debts and a younger brother and sister to care for. Their farm will have to be auctioned unless Waichari can find the money. There is only one way to get it quickly – Waichari will have to risk everything by joining the smuggling trade (magendo) at Chepkube on the Kenyan/Ugandan border. It is a dangerous game and he cannot even tell Janet, the girl he loves, what he is doing.
‘Understand, Joe…you must be unscrupulous, otherwise you’ll go hungry. Remember, guns don’t kill, it’s people who kill.’
So it would seem to the power-crazed Apa, the most unscrupulous man of them all. To him life seems easy, so long as he retains the upper hand.
Love and Nkem are born within hours of each other in the same hospital and their lives seem fated to be inextricably joined together. The Civil War in Nigeria plays its tragic role in parting them for many years. Can they find each other, and happiness, again?
Naki and Padi are deeply in love and long to marry. Naki, however, must first go through the Dipo rites of initiation. Any girl who has been unchaste knows what the punishment has to be: banishment forever. Naki is pregnant – can she deceive the High Priest and keep the man she loves? Is there any future for their unborn child?
Every Sunday afternoon Mary, the beautiful, studious daughter of Bishop Quarcoopome is seized by a terrifying and unexplained frenzy. It is as if she has been possessed by the devil. Can the cause be found and Mary be cured? The young psychiatrist who is called in to help her is determined to find a way, for he finds his interest in her more than just professional. The help of the Church, traditional priests and modern medicine are all invoked in a desperate bid to save Mary’s life.
Country-bred Mbatha and Rabeka are childhood sweethearts and seemed destined for each other. Illness takes Rabeka to hospital in Nairobi, and while she is recuperating she meets the sophisticated Mawa with dramatic consequences for all of them.
The newly appointed Benni Kamba, 009 in the secret service of NISA, risks his life to destroy an international Afro-Mafia organization which is trying to rule all African by planting puppet Presidents in every state. They are led by the megalomaniac Dr Thunder. 009 falls victim to the beautiful Colonel Swipta. His true love is almost forgotten as he penetrates the base from which she and Dr. Thunder operate.
Paul Okoro is in hospital having lost his leg in a skirmish with a crocodile. He tells a strange and sinister tale of darkness and mystery in the back streets of Ibadan. A man is brutally murdered; Paul’s beautiful girlfriend is kidnapped by thugs (who get more than they bargained for) and Paul finds himself up to his neck in trouble.