Category: Literature

The new Gambian poets and their poetry

Tijan Sallah on Gambian Writers In the contemporary Gambian poetic scene — particularly in the post-2000 period — few poets have risen to merit critical attention. The body of Gambian literature is limited, and many of its significant accomplishments are by exiled writers such as the late Ebou Dibba, Sally Singhateh, and myself. Since there…

Welcome back to the Smiling Coast and if this is your first time here, good luck! Walk slowly past immigration and don’t speak too fast. The guy in shitty brown pants and milk chocolate brown shirt is smiling at you because he doesn’t get your accent. There’s a tinge of Fana-Fana or Sosseh in your…

Maa Wakh Wakheet

It’s been a crazy beginning to August. The weather has been moody and the sun has refused to show its face. This sort of weather suits perfectly the culture of attaya in street corners, Sidney Sheldon novels under flashlight since Nawec is still trying to get its act together and full moon lovemaking (legal and…

National law reports and doctrine of binding precedent

– Madam Chairperson and Mistress Of Ceremony, Mrs. Janet Sallah – Njie, – My Lord Chief Justice, Honourable Mr. Justice Hassan B. Jallow (C.R.G.), – Honourable Speaker Of The National Assembly, Mrs Mariam Jack-Denton, – His Excellency Mr. Atilla Lajos, The E.U. Ambassador To The Gambia, – Honourable Ms. Justice Awa Bah, Chairperson Of National…