Parrésia Publishers Limited will release ‘Vaults of Secrets,’a collection of short stories by award-winning journalist and author of ‘In the Name of Our Father,’ Olukorede S. Yishau, on October 1, 2020, Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day anniversary.
A statement by the publisher said the collection has 10 stories with themes such as rare gift, justice dispensation, betrayal, paternity, childhood love, prison life and corruption.
The stories in the collection, the publisher added, flirt with the limits of freedom and bondage. They are means through which Yishau examines the nature of man and his ability to choose.
The book published under its traditional imprint, Regium, also explores man’s ability to live with the choices he has made.
Yishau’s debut novel, ‘In the Name of our Father,’ has been a subject of critical reviews, including graduate dissertations and undergraduate theses. Two-time Booker Prize Finalist Chigozie Obioma described it as “a work of deceptive simplicity”.
Yishau, who is an Associate Editor with The Nation newspaper in Lagos, also writes poetry. His poems were published in an anthology of poetry ‘Activists Poets’ in the late 90s.
He was declared Columnist of the Year at the 2015 edition of the prestigious Nigeria Media Merit Awards (NMMA). The graduate of Mass Communications from the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, was NMMA Capital Market Reporter of the Year (2013), NMMA Aviation Industry Reporter of the Year (2003), Finalist, Union Bank’s Banking and Finance Reporter of the Year (2003), Finalist, Olu Aboderin Entertainment Reporter of the Year (2001), Finalist, Print Journalist of the Year (2005), and Finalist, Political Reporter of the Year (2006).
He writes a column ABOVE WHISPERS in The Nation every Friday.