Category: Sister Speaks

The onus on women is to be fair to their fellow  women and not to negotiate on fairness

With Rohey Samba Long before the Internet age blossomed into flowerhood in the 2000s, and long before online news came within easy reach of everyone with a tablet, mobile phone, IPod and so forth, there was the era of newspapers, tabloids and glitz magazines of the early to late ’90s. My uncle Adama Kelepha Samba,…

Sweating tears or crying sweat? This New Year’s resolutions

With Rohey Samba There are a number of qualities more relevant than gorgeous legs, perfect features and great hair. These are self-confidence, sense of direction and strength of character. These intrinsic values that no New Year’s resolutions can make up, are the reasons why I hate to make any New Year’s resolutions at all…But there…

For whom the cowrie shells speaks… New Gambia has reached a landmark but is untainted by the tyranny of time

With Rohey Samba The year 2017 is at its tail end. It is a year shaped by the generational protest to bring change to The Gambia marked by the catchphrase ‘Gambia Has Decided’. The reverberations have not stopped yet. The ever-shifting demands of the youth have become the new establishment. The shifting dramas from voices…

Christmas and what Banjulians have taught  Gambians about religious tolerance!

With Rohey Samba While I have no qualms with Muslims shelling out for a classy Christmas, we Banjulians are known for celebrating Christmas more than the Christians themselves, but I will just not decimate my hard earnings for a Christmas tree in order to satisfy my kids’ entreaties to honour the day. This is a…

Clipped wings: Anecdotes of sexual  harassment in workplaces in The Gambia

With Rohey Samba ‘Women are gullible,’ he professed with confidence. He was pudgy and not too attractive looking. His face bore the wrinkled lines of someone who had lived his life carelessly. His bulging stomach repudiated me most, but it was nothing compared to the import of his words when he spoke. It reminded me…