Olukorede Yishau’s highly anticipated “After The End” out July 17, 2024

Masobe Books has fixed July 17, 2024 as the publication day for “After The End”, the sophomore novel of the Nigeria Prize for Literature nominee Olukorede S. Yishau. 

The publisher describes the novel as a poignant exploration of grief, closure and the intricacies of life.

Award-winning novelist and poet Jumoke Verissimo hailed it as “a humane and sympathetic narration of the frailty of human connections”.

The Nigeria Prize for Literature winner Jude Idada sees it as a must read “riveting tale of love and hate that grips you from the very first line”. 

Yishau’s first novel In The Name of Our Father was nominated for the Nigeria Prize for Literature in 2021.

 Yishau is an award-winning and versatile editor with 23 years experience. His versatility has seen him winning the prestigious Nigeria Media Merit Awards (NMMA) in varying categories four times and being finalists several other times in beats such as political reporting and business. 

In 2015, he won the NMMA as Columnist of the Year, just a little over a year after his debut as a columnist. 

At the tail end of the first term of President Obama, Olukorede was inducted into the US Department of States International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) through which he reported the election that saw Obama being reelected. The programme saw him reporting from Wisconsin, Washington DC, Chicago, Milwaukee and Janesville among others. The experience gave him insights into US local and national politics. Part of the experience makes up some chapters of his first work of non-fiction titled United Countries of America and Other Travel Tales. 

He has reported from different parts of the globe such as Singapore, China, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Ghana and the United States. 

His  critically-acclaimed In  the Name of Our Father has been the subject of graduate and postgraduate theses, while the author’s collection of short stories, Vaults of Secrets, was published in the last quarter of 2020 in Nigeria and August 2022 in the UK. 

He worked with two newsmagazines, The Source and Tell, for about a decade.

The author, who is US Bureau Chief for The Nation, writes a column, Above Whispers, every Friday.


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