Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Abuja Literary Society Hosts Okediran Friday 3rd April 2009 7pm at Transcorp Hilton

Outgoing National President of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Wale Okediran is the guest writer at the monthly Guest Writer Session of the Abuja Literary Society at the Transcorp Hilton.

Wale Okediran will read from his most recent publications – The Weaving Looms and Tenant of The House, a fictional political satire.

The Weaving Looms was shortlisted for the 2008 Wole Soyinka Prize For African Literature. His poems have been published in several anthologies in the USA and in Africa. He has ten novels to his name, several of which have won prizes: The Rescue of Uncle Babs, published by Mcmillian won the 1998 ANA/MATATU Children’s Prize; Dreams Die At Twilight, published by Malhouse Press made the Longlist for the 2004 NLNG Prize For Fiction; while Strange Encounters won the 2005 ANA Prize for fiction. His new novel, Tenants of the House, a fictional analysis of his tenure in the National Assembly, is due out before the end of the year.

Dr. Wale Okediran who was at different times, the National Treasurer, National Secretary-General and presently National President of the association in the last four years was a member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives from 2003-2007. Some of his other published works include After The Flood and The Boys at The Border.


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