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Guest author, Mariam Jaani After three months, I thought I was over her. I thought she has no effect on me anymore. I thought my...

Tired of love

Guest author, Mariam Jaani He was still silent. There were so many questions in his eyes and I have all the answers. I want to...

The Bucket List Part 3

The Bucket List

By Musa Bah In the village of Nekkoonna, the sun had just set and darkness was slowly beginning to fall. The village was gradually being...

Sagganee Janga Baahut

By Musa Bah Chrrp, chrrp chrip! Went the sound of the night creatures. You know what the Wolofs call Xaaji Guddi, when everything is quiet...

The waiting generation

By Amran Gaye It is not always so trivial, the conversation. Sometimes you have serious talks, the kind you enjoy, about families and life, about...

The waiting generation

By Amran Gaye Walking through Banjul, you'd be excused for thinking attaya was the national drink. On every street, every few meters you walk, there...

The Jinay sequence: Isata’s story

By Amran Gaye There is something about him that gives birth in other people the need to confess, to unburden their histories onto him, to...

The Jinay sequence: Isata’s story Part 1

By Amran Gaye The night he picks up the woman, the Taxi Driver is on his way back from dropping off a fare in Lamin....

The Pregnancy

By Amran Gaye 10. These are hard nights, of silences filled with stone. A new awkwardness lies between them - their speech is a mechanical...

The Names

By Amran Gaye And lying there in the dark he understands. He sees his life, as he lived it before the Night. He sees all...

The Names

By Amran Gaye In a fit of anger one night Modou Boy murdered a man. He was drunk, it is true, but being drunk had...

Love a Gambian woman

Love a Gambian woman. Don't give up on her. Meet her circle of friends, meet her best friend. Speak to them dutifully, and be...

The Jinay Sequence: The Jinay Wife

This happened in Banjul, or maybe it was Serekunda. Wherever it was, this happened, and that is all that is important. So listen, to...

The ugly ones

By Amran Gaye There are the things we say without a second thought, lines in conversations we have and then forget, never pausing for a...

The Other Wife – Part 1: The Wedding

By Amran Gaye In the beginning they all start out the same: the ones who will leave our lives, and the ones who will stay....

The Other Wife – Part 1: The Wedding

By Amran Gaye It is the first night at his new house, the one where she is to live after he is gone, after the...

The Other Wife – Part 1: The Wedding

By Amran Gaye The first time Nabou Sowe meets Ousman Jah they are at a party thrown by a mutual friend, in Tobacco Road. He...

The Other Wife – Part 1: The Wedding

By Amran Gaye The first time Nabou Sowe meets Ousman Jah they are at a party thrown by a mutual friend, in Tobacco Road. He...

A partial catalog of the magics of the people of Gambia

By Amran Gaye The magics of possession. Saf-loxo: The magic of the cooking pot. Chuyi kongs that enchant the soul, domodas that capture it, past escape,...
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