By Robert Greene, Profile Books, Paperback, 207 pages
Cabbie, a Latino friend of mine once remarked that there are two things that fascinates her. Guess what, do you know? The answer is literature and science.
It is another milestone in the history of Gambian Literature – the launching of the first ever video documentary on Gambian literature entitled The Emergence of Gambian Literature. I must begin by commending the producer, our indefatigable dean of the School of Arts and Sciences for work well done.
In the realm of Gambian literature, he went beyond the mundane to carve cryptic lines that did not only entice readers to swim along with him into the river of creative writing, but actually he only invited the reader to pause a while, be imaginative and philosophise…
Vesper would have closed Olympus and lulled the day into tranquility – Cyril Koto-Richards
As we commemorate the 33rd anniversary of Kukoi Samba Sanyang's 1981 abortive coup d'etat – the single bloodiest event in the modern political history of The Gambia – we continue to feature the experiences of some of the principal players, directly or indirectly…
A review must be made of experiences gained in rice production across the country and an analysis of factors contributing to or constraining success…
Left to Tell describes a heart throbbing horror of a woman who was a victim in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Immaculée Ilibagiza tells a gory detailed encounter of trying to spare her life by hiding for months in a small bathroom, as her native tribe, the Tutsi and family members were slaughtered….
Once upon a time, no… this is not innovative, why should every local story begin with this ancient and immemorial précis –once upon a time? And there is a place, time, character and end games imbedded in every story, which has a beginning, a tail and head…
The pan-African poet Senghor (African Culture will not be taken seriously until their utilisation in education becomes a reality – Chiekh Anta Diop)
We bathe in an African presence
Of sparkling soft carpets from Timbuktu