Edify Yakusak, who hails from Kaduna State, is a lawyer with a flair for writing. Born in Jos, Plateau State, the eclectic reader started writing at age 16, experimenting with screenplays and short stories. She loves reading books.
Currently residing in Abuja, her desire is to use her writing as a tool to encourage relevant authorities finding permanent solution to the crisis that has bedeviled the Northern Nigeria; especially the Middle Belt.
Ms Yakusak’s debut novel, After They Left is set in Jos and confidently explores the inherent evil nature of man and the madness that resides within him. It portrays man as selfish, greedy and having no limits to acts of wickedness against his fellow man.
Full of suspense, the story also shows man proclivity to adapt and be resilient in the face of daunting and excruciating challenges of life. The story unfolds against the backdrop of the Middle-Belt killings that has plagued the Northern Nigeria for over a decade and with no end in sight.