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Initiator / Founding President

Martin Akpan is a 1983 graduate of the University of Nigeria. A community mobilizer, pacifist, public speaker, Anti-Aids campaigner and advocate of global justice. Akpan speaks and writes with a crusader’s undying candour and passion. His published works include Brainwaves At Dawn, Mixed Strokes and The Crumb Eaters, adjudged his magnum opus.

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Sogbeye Tonye George lives in Uyo, Nigeria with his family. He is the medical Director of Eastside Clinic, Uyo as well as the founding Registrar of ISDL. A football euthusiast, George is a regular football commentator on AKBC Television.

Bassey Umoetuk is a graduate of the University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers state, Nigeria. A motivational speaker and raconteur, he is a past Editor-in-Chief of MEDILINK, a News Magazine of the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association. Dr Babbs (as he is fondly called) is the author of NIGHT TIME VISION, a poetry collection

Wale Okediran is the National President, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA). A prolific writer, he is well known for his numerous short stories, essays and novels which have been published at home and abroad. These include:
The Boys At The Border, The Weaving Looms, Dreams Die At Twilight and The Rescue Of Uncle Babs which won the 1998 ANA prize for children’s Literature.
Okediran served as a member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives 2003 – 2007.

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The International Society of Doctors in Literature, ISDL (formerly Confederation of Doctors in Literature, CODIL), is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organization committed to the promotion of literature and other creative endeavours among members of the noble profession of medicine.