The Chairman, Editorial Board of The Nation newspaper, Sam Omatseye, is set to present his latest book, A Chronicle Foretold, on Thursday, May 19 at the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs, NIIA, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The event which kicks off by 10am has as its theme, ‘The birth pangs of a new era.’
Published by Sunshot Associates, Lagos, the essays in the book foresaw Nigerians’ dashed promises under Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s reign as president and some brilliant works by some governors and public officers.
“I wrote that the Jonathan era would signpost a wave of squandermania, corruption and failure,” notes Omatseye, whose column, In Touch, is published every Monday on the backpage of The Nation newspaper.
“While others congratulated him, I drew our attention to what I knew would happen. It was not a special insight, but a simple vivisection of the times and Johnathan’s background and the crowd that surrounded him. I was proved right. Hence I call this collection of essays published in The Nation newspaper, A Chronicle Foretold.”
A consummate public commentator, Omatseye’s other published works include poetry books Dear Baby Ramatu, Lion Wind and Other Poems, a play, The Seige, and two novels – Crocodile Girl and My name is Okoro.