ISBN 9789786001272
Pages 208
Dimensions 234x156mm
Published 2024
Publisher Malthouse Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback

The Master of Fate

by Samuel Ajibiye

The Master of Fate is a debut novella that narrates the story of Remilekun, an orphan, whose desire to fulfil his late mother's dream of getting education takes him to the university. He finds true love at the university with a good girl from a different tribe. Their true love stands firm against all stiff oppositions. However, their true love is short-lived as the newlyweds find themselves in the den of a notorious kidnapping gang, known as the Czar Boys, led by Hitler. The story reaches a nervy moment when the accidental killing of Hitler in police custody reveals state security complicit, a calculated move by the police intended to prevent the dreaded outlaw from letting the cat out of the bag. The story reveals the perverse nature of humans from corruption to injustice, from greed to obsession, and from betrayal to murder. The craftily-plotted story reaches a twisty conclusion that leaves the reader, wondering whom to ever trust again.

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About the Author

Samuel Ajibiye

Samuel O. Ajibiye, PhD who resides in Lagos, Nigeria, had his first degree in English studies from the University of lorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, Master's and Doctoral degrees in English (Sociolinguistics & Discourse) from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State. He had worked for the Chartered Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria (CIPAN), Lagos, for a number of years before becoming an academic. He currently teaches at the Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State, and is a member of several professional bodies and learned associations. His articles have appeared in a number of national and international journals with a blind-peer reviewed policy. His published books include The Use of English: A Foundational Approach (2021) and Communication Studies: An Introductory Exploration (2021). The Master of Fate (2023) is his first published creative writing.