The Financial Secretary of the Bauchi State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Najib Sani has authored his first novel, entitled ‘Destiny’.
In statement sent to DAILY NIGERIAN on Monday, Mr Sani said the book was published last week by the University Press PLC, Ibadan, the country’s first indigenous and foremost publishers of educational books.
According to him, the publishing company decided to publish the new novel after having done a thorough assessment of it and found it worthy of publication.
Commenting on the book, the 31-year-old author explained that it is a story of child abuse, discrimination, superstition and adventure.
Mr Sani said: “Garba believes that the birth of his son, Bala has brought him misfortune. This superstitious belief makes him to send his son away from his house.
“The fervent pleas by Bala’s mother did not pacify the father to change his decision.
“The poor boy eventually leaves home to wander in the forest until he meets one Arabic scholar, Malam Umar, and becomes his servant.
“Bala’s father seems to have an alternative in Auwalu who is a half-brother to Bala, but everything ends in disappointment.
“On the other hand, by dint of hard work, diligence, perseverance and loyal service to his master, Bala enjoys the positive side of destiny.
“This book shows the role hard work, faithfulness, tolerance and diligence play in fulfilling human destiny, an irresistible power believed to be directing the affairs of human beings,” the author stated.