Category: Essays

Dark angel

By Talibeh Gibran You probably haven’t but I watched a movie premiered nearly two decades ago about a genetically enhanced superhuman prototype who took upon herself, after escaping from a covert military facility, to battle corruption in post-apocalypse America. Not that dark angel. And certainly not Mary Ann Cotton, the Dark Angel, Britain’s first serial…

The real me

I am Talib. Named after Talib Khiyarr, Jalisul Mustapha. I was born in Kiang. Yes, Kiang, where all the big bellies come from. Except Ado, who comes from afar where a small number of people attack a large number of people and they still won. It reminded me of the oft-repeated Battle of Badr, where…

This and That

By Talib Gibran Yes, Sheriff once wrote ‘This and That’. Ebrima Baldeh had a column named ‘This and That’ but only wrote a few articles about Armitage and then skipped to writing in Fula instead. I don’t blame him, considering more Gambians will likely speak Pulaar than English in the next ten years, it is…

By Sapientia Seeker TUESDAY — this is one of the days that I get really stuck in the dark, hollow abyss of writers’ block. Deep down there, my literary creativity shuts down altogether — so pardon me, readers, for the mountains of ‘garbage’ I am about to let loose in this rather fiery essay. This…