A. N. Okonoboh

Biography

A. N. Okonoboh is best known worldwide for drawing many courageous fictional characters: Ekoyata, Siva Okojie, Emelisa and Harrison. From his first novel on, Okonoboh's writing career has a clear goal: to picture to the whole world that Africa's problem has gone beyond the story of "Mr. Tortoise and his wife," or "The Ice-cream Thief," present so abundantly in many writings about Africa. His writings draw a continent split between the Super rich Bigman ruling class and the Poor Woodeater subject. The mystery of blacks is amply justified by Africa's culture of misguided respect which amounts to worship pledged on oppressive and corrupt people because they embody statehood. They draw images of thieves in the government. The works also try to prove the lack of creativity and the incompetence of leaders, the shortness of black systems towards the challenge of personnel example and the complete failure in matters of international best practice.

Born on July 17, 1973 in Ubiaja, Bendel State, (Now Edo, State) to a peasant farmer, Aihebholo-oria Nathaniel Okonoboh as a brilliant child dreamed of being a surgeon. But after completing his first six years of primary school education in 1985, he had a five years break from any formal education because fees for secondary school wasn't affordable for his family in those years of military rule.

That might have put an end to Okonoboh's dream. However, he had already been listed for scholarship in 1989 when he repeated primary six class. While waiting for the scholarship, that hope would quickly see him to the secondary school. When the award was later sold to Bigmen children whose parents had connections, Okonoboh's father was already enduring the high school fees. All of this meant something to Okonoboh as a child, storing away in his memory, to be valuable materials for his future writing career.

Realising that his family didn't have the right financial spine to support him, Okonoboh shifted gears and followed the trade of his father in farming. And he started writing his first work, The Homecoming, in 1995, his last year in the secondary school.

After leaving the secondary school in 1995, he farmed for five more years before moving to Benin City in year 2000 with his completed manuscript. Okonoboh rode Okada (Commercial transportation done with motorcycle) for six years in Benin. Meanwhile, his manuscript was rejected by all the publishers he approached, who claimed to be publishing only educational books.

This experience might have put an end to Okonoboh's interest in writing. However, he already had a picture of the society in which he was raised to draw to everyone, from children to adults: what he had seen, what he had heard, what he had read, and what he had experienced.

When he moved to Lagos in 2006 and had similar experience, he realised that this part of the country offered other opportunities. Okonoboh could combine his writing with business in Lagos. It was easy for him to raise money for his small publishing firm which published a modest 1000 copies of his first book that sold out within one month.

Since then, Okonoboh has been a hot possession of the universities.

A. N. Okonoboh is author of over fifteen books including: The Homecoming, Daggers in a Teacup, 1960 Onward, Guests of the Cemetery, State of Fear, The Murder, Caught, Confession, The Trial, The Judgment, Woman in Chains, Murder in Agadez Dormitory, Words of Wisdom: A Collection of African Proverbs, Stuttering: The Nature and a Practical Approach to the Treatment.
Daggers in a Teacup is a featured book for creative writing at the Lagos State University. Okonoboh lives in Lagos with his family.

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Series

The Missing Thieves
A thief needs an eleven years old boy to do an inside job. Billions is missing regularly in Abuja and the states. The thieves are not known because they keep their hiding within a powerful cabal. Siva Okojie, a special detective is invited from a South police Division to solve the mystery. Siva's technology detects thieves no matter the manner they try to hide. But General Magodo has some of these billions in his hand, which he has stolen when he was head of state of the country. To keep safe, Magodo must destroy Siva now. But he needs to hack Siva's privacy first. How will the General's little son do this inside job?

The Insider

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A Thief's Remembrance

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Europe Sahara Wall
What would you do in a society where you need to take pregnancy and sell the baby, traffic drugs with your stomach and undergo surgery to get them out at the destination? This is a survival choice for most sub-Saharan youths of which Nigeria is a case study. The only way to change this destiny turns most of the youths to emigrants. Europe is the only continent to reach by land and sea from this part of Africa. Harrison realises that this trip is suicidal. They will travel the Sahara without the aid of navigation equipments. But how will he survive for weeks, in this long stretch of waterless terrain under torrid air? Will the desert rebels kill him or will he ever find Europe?

Murder in Agadez Dormitory

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Woman in Chains
Emelisa, a beautiful young black wife of Old Man, Uyi, is a murderer most of her life. She only learns of this murderous drive in her heart and intractable nature when her husband becomes her next victim. One thing is clear to her. The police can never get her unless she lend herself. She will not stop killing unless she is caught and grounded beyond her knees. As excitement grew over Uyi's murder, her latest, Emelisa doesn't want to kill anymore. But as she decides to surrender, she is not sure that she, a small figment of the black woman whom the African man fears and yearns to keep under control will accept help from the Save the Black Woman group. She thinks that her courageous pride in prison will better taunt the black men and end the tears of black women.

The Murder

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Caught

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Confession

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The Trial

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The Judgment

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Homecoming
Ekoyata, a young Nigerian millionaire, lives in Arizona, USA, where he does his courier business. When he is four years, the American police arrests him over drug traffic indictment and sends him back home to Baneke, his Nigerian country home. He lodges with his old aunt, Obehi, in an old mud house. Very close to the house is a forest inside which a cemetery lays, that might be what is most interesting in Baneke. Ekoyata finds other interesting misfortunes so much that he sees his newly known home as a unique planet of different orbit. For East or West, home is the best, he could use his riches to turn around the misfortune of the town. But he is afraid that a dangerous cabal would kill him. He just finds that more than twenty million people keep Baneke as it is and harvest from the drama of misery and poverty.

1960 Onward: Homecoming Book one

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Guests of the Cemetery

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Books

A Thief's Remembrance
Series: The Missing Thieves. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,720. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology
The brightest lead into a high profile criminal investigation is a dead man. The murdered philanthropist leaves the memory of a saint in the people of his country. Then, Siva Okojie learns that if he continues this investigation, many names will be blackened. Siva is still curious. But does he trust the dead man to show him the owners of the threatened names? Or will he take orders and quit job?
The Insider
Series: The Missing Thieves. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,790. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A thief needs an eleven years old boy to do an inside job. Siva Okojie, a special detective is invited from a South police Division to solve the mystery regularly missing billions. General Magodo has some of these billions in his hand, which he has stolen when he was head of state of the country. To keep safe, Magodo must destroy Siva now. But how will the General's little son do this inside job?
Murder in Agadez Dormitory
Series: Europe Sahara Wall. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,660. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Europe is the only continent to reach by land and sea from the sub-Saharan part of Africa. Harrison realises that this trip is suicidal. They will travel the Sahara without the aid of navigation equipments. But how will he survive for weeks, in this long stretch of waterless terrain under torrid air? Will the desert rebels kill him or will he ever find Europe?
The Judgment
Series: Woman in Chains. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,460. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The decisions in the criminal case against Emelisa tonight, is not just for one woman. It affects her innocent and tender kids who are between three and nine. It also affects the women who say they are pushed out of everything. It will determine whether more than half of the men who go to bed will not be murdered upon their bed before the ascension of dawn.
Woman in Chains Book One to Five
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,400. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(5.00 from 1 review)
She just realized that she is a murderer, when her husband falls victim next. Emelisa doesn't want to go on killing. And the only way is to stay in prison for the rest of her life. But she has kids that are still tender in years between three and nine. And her lawyer thinks she could change. Will love for the children and the thought of her defense attorney compel her to change her mind?
The Trial
Series: Woman in Chains. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,050. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
It is the day of her definite trial for her crime. Emelisa doesn't think that she can win. Humphrey, her human rights and lawyer thinks he can save her. But Emelisa had one problem. She cannot trust Humphrey.
Confession
Series: Woman in Chains. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,810. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
In Volks Police Station, where Emelisa is put in a cell, law officers use emotional torture to produce dramatic results. She wishes she could trust Humphrey, a human rights lawyer who has horned in to help, because she sees a face on him like the face of all the black men she sees all over Africa. And she also has to be convinced about the ability of others exerting for her to turn around her fate
Stuttering: The Nature and a Practical Approach to the Treatment
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Anxieties & Phobias, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healing
You can stop stuttering quite easily. Have you stopped trying? Is it probably because some books have overwhelmed you with great knowledge of their authors? You don't need the minute details of speech schemes, speech motor neurons etc, to stop stuttering. To regain fluency, you need a simple and easy-to-follow guide. That is why this book, Stuttering, stands out of competing books on the subject.
Words of Wisdom: A Collection of African Proverbs with Categorization
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
Did you know? "A corpse doesn't like to hear that there are no burial clothes"? "A dog with big names doesn't live to see many days." Increase your word power with many more proverbs in this book. So discover why" The room of a small child is not enough for a masquerade to dress up." And why "A man needs to hold his organ in his hand in gesture when making advances to a woman who is deaf and dumb.
Words of Wisdom: A Collection of African Proverbs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
Did you know? "A corpse doesn't like to hear that there are no burial clothes"? "A dog with big names doesn't live to see many days." Increase your word power with many more proverbs in this book. So discover why" The room of a small child is not enough for a masquerade to dress up." And why "A man needs to hold his organ in his hand in gesture when making advances to a woman who is deaf and dumb.
State of Fear: Homecoming Book Three
Series: Homecoming. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,050. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Ekoyata has a strong chemical brain imprint of the horrible sight at the cemetery. In the dark and silent house by the forest close to the cemetery, he is afraid that he will kick the head or stumble over the lifeless body of Muzoko Ali. No one seems to know the criminal but him and what he thinks will be sombre judgement.
Guests of the Cemetery
Series: Homecoming. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,090. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Just hours after the body of Muzoko Ali was buried, the grave is robbed and the body is dug out of the grave again. Eyewitnesses fear that the mere act of expressing the horrible details of the manner of the robbery will defile them. Still, some feel that the robbery seeks to answer one question. Are dead people entitled to largish generosity of money and ornaments more than the living?
1960 Onward: Homecoming Book one
Series: Homecoming. Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until Feb. 6, 2020!) Words: 72,030. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
It is a society that breeds perverts. Okojie needs the friendship of Ekoyata, a diehard rebel to fix it. But Ekoyata doesn't think he needs a friend whose heart he would break or who would break his. Interweaving the lives of Ekoyata and Okojie, discover the manner, against all odds, people try to lean on one another under shared injustice.
Caught
Series: Woman in Chains. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,650. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Can the biological mother of four kids waive her freedom right and totally leave the kids to welfare over Woman Justice war for the remainder of her life? Emelisa is unbelievably proud of it. Her indifference taunts the police and the guards as if the looming certainly of imprisonment for life holds no terror for her. But will the police keep letting her see the men's cell 'cause she's brave?
The Murder
Series: Woman in Chains. Price: $1.99 USD. (Free until Feb. 6, 2020!) Words: 12,420. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Emelisa, a murderer most of her life, didn't know until her husband, becomes her next victim. To stop fighting and killing, she has to find answer to one question. Can the biological mother of four kids waive her freedom right and totally leave the kids to welfare over Woman Justice war for the remainder of her life?
Daggers in a Teacup: Sons of Eagle Book One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,090. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(5.00 from 1 review)
Until the newspapers say it, Siva Okojie doesn't know that he is stepping on toes. As the new arrowhead of the investigations department, top politicians in Nigeria think that he is trying to dare them. General Magodo and his wife, Rose are his confidants. Unknown to Siva, Magodo has stolen heavily from public funds. Before he destroys the unsuspecting Siva, he is using him to find his enemies.
Charms on a Woman's Waist
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
"To a wrestler, the legs of an opponent are miles away." This is just one of many proverbs to awaken readers to native wisdom pent up in African proverbs. It is hoped that your words will be empowered through the choice of making it a companion, ‘Charms On A Woman’s Waist.’

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