Category: Essays

The Bridge

There is such a thing as the older brother complex. For years I have wondered how accurate the term and its description are having never experienced the benefits of an older male sibling. However I am now privileged to watch this occurrence at home.   Since I grew enough to understand the happenings of the…

Jali Kunda

By Sherif Bojang My father is a chief. Not a ruler of men in the stature of Sanjally Bojang who used wooden oars to break the bollocks of his errant subjects, prod his white stallion to soil the pavements of the Njayens of Banjul and cut open the sikko drums of his opponents with his…

Elephant in the room

There is one contested topic today: Gambia. When Fangbili was around, he zipped everyone’s lips on pressing national issues and dominated the narrative until he decided to go. No, until we flushed him out. But a marked distinction between Fangbili’s supporters and those of Ado/Fatandingo is the way each react to a dissenting expression. The…