Nominated by:

Benue State Library Board, Makurdi, Nigeria

Publisher of nominated edition:

Old Press, Nigeria

Living Memories

Joseph Wanshe    

2018 Longlist

The story begins at its climax. Cynthia Sinclair, a famous British singer, arrives with her mother, Deborah, at the Riverside Resort on the bank of the River Benue and mysteries begin to be unravelled. While Cynthia familiarizes with Terna Weshima, a psychoanalyst, she realizes that things are not what they seem and answers to the mysteries in her life can only be found in the past and her memories. Ann Napdon, the manager of the resort, suddenly discovers that she was in a plot that was already at its climax and that the frequent visits from the wealthy Peter Shawon, meant more that she knew. The mastermind behind the riverside setting is the mystic Barry Atile who wants revenge. The past reveals memories of betrayals, murders, hate, love and passion. The present shows that memories are alive and at work.

About the author

Joseph Wanshe holds a doctoral degree in history and works with the National Human Rights Commission, Nigeria. He is also a public speaker on human rights topics, especially where it concerns women and children. His delightful and bestselling novels, include The Final World Order, Passions of Patriots, Presidential Candidate, and The Enemies. His books have been recommended for general studies in various learning institutions, including one of Africa’s largest universities, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Non fiction books include History of Women’s Rights Organizations and Political Rights of Women in Nigeria: Problems, Progress and Prospects which is a publication based on his doctorate research.

Librarian’s comments:

Members of the library’s board read several books and found this title worthy of nomination as a result of its literary themes.

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