Veteran public relations practitioner, lawyer and writer, Niran Adedokun, has urged young people to start writing early.
He gave the advice Sunday in Abuja, during the BUJREADS book reading and signing of his book, ‘The Law is an Ass’.
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Adedokun shared his experience with the audience while motivating young people.
“My first book was at the age of 45. For young writers, I think you should go at it once you discover the skills. Don’t waste time. Just do it. It’s not going to be perfect the first time but if you don’t do it, you won’t know how to do it better.”
“So, you have to try and do it. You will get better as you do it more and more. So I advise that we shouldn’t waste our time. We should just kill it,” he said.
The Law is an Ass features nine short stories. In this collection, Adedokun, like in his second book, The Danfo Driver in All of Us, continued his jeremiad about Nigeria, with stories about sexual shenanigans (both real and imagined), corruption, poverty and deprivation as well as a heady cocktail of other problems that beset a third world country like Nigeria.
In each of the stories, the reader finds someone to cheer on or someone to hate as the author navigates the labyrinth of life and living in urban Nigeria. Though an easy-to-read collection, the stories are thought-provoking and engrossing.