Mordi debuts with true African story

My new book: ‘The Familiar Stranger & Other Stories’ is now available at the following bookshops in Lagos: Glendora Bookshop at Shoprite Ikeja, Jazzhole at Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Terra Kulture at Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos and CSS Bookshops, 50/52 Broad Street, Lagos…More to come

Frederick Mordi

By JAPHET ALAKAM

There was a time when traditional storytelling was an essential part of family life. Then, the family storyteller would sit on a stool slightly elevated from the mat on which the story-hearers sit.

The Familiar Stranger and Other Stories

But with the advent of television and radio, computers, mobile devices, especially smartphones and tabs, in the mix, the traditional once-upon-a-time stories were relegated to villages, and thus the messages that follow is lost. Though many have tried in their little way to revive the culture, but one man that is bent on doing that in a special way is Frederick Mordi, a past winner of the Commonwealth Short Stories Competition, who recently came out with a new book entitled:The Familiar Stranger and Other Stories. Frederick Mordi, has joined the growing list of Nigerian authors that are championing African literature, with his recently released collection of short stories.

Mordi’s debut anthology, The Familiar Stranger…

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