If you are or were a Nigerian kid, you will relate to this story. In Yoruba tradition, Arodan is the unending task you give to a troublesome child to get him out of your hair.
Set in Africa, this is a story that takes us through a day in the life of a child. Larondo is eight years old and he likes to play outside. But sometimes he gets in his mother’s way. With so much to do, Larondo’s mother asks him to go fetch the ‘arodan’ from one of the neighbors. The story follows Larondo around the village as he goes looking for the ‘arodan’. Larondo and the Arodan was illustrated by Laurie Books and published in 2014.
The author, Ozimede Sunny Ekhalume is a registered phamacist. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria where he works as a sales and marketing professional. He writes poetry and short stories as a hobby.