Keepers of the Tribe: Okediran’s stories of laughs, tears, hopes and fears


By Adewale Oshodi

PATRON of Nigeria’s first international writers’ residency and former president of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Dr Wale Okediran’s collection of short stories, ‘Keepers of the Tribe,’ is one of laughs, hopes and fears.

In 15 very enjoyable tales, Okediran chronicles (in fiction, of course) his experience as a lawmaker, father, medical practitioner, an adviser, and mentor.

In the stories, which have a variety of themes, he pays homage to his training and practice in the medical profession, touching on sensitive topics like religious killing, fatherhood, drug trafficking and the plight of widows.  A number of the stories have been released in…

Source: Nigerian Tribune