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Ex-SG Sabally releases new book

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Sabally’s latest work is a compilation of fictional conversations and letters addressed to the President of Senegal.  

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A dispatch states: “Strum Your Kora (a phrase borrowed from the Senegalese National Anthem) is dedicated to Leopold Sedar Senghore, first President of Senegal, the poet who authored the anthem. Written in English, the book includes rich proverbs and references to great cultural icons and events in the histories of Senegal and The Gambia. In this book, the author draws inspiration from varied sources like cultural icon Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba and celebrities like Youssou Ndour; and the late sports legend Joule Bocande.  

“In this book, Sabally employs an all-in-one unique SeneGambian style, using lyrical poems, short prose, and theatre style dialogues to develop an interesting writing approach that is both novel and entertaining.  A major theme of this publication is the issue of SeneGambian integration as the author attempts to inspire a greater sense of unity and common sense of purpose between the two countries. To quote from the book,  ‘We all know the sacred bonds that tie brothers and sisters across the colonial borders that pretend to separate us.(pg 24)’.

“The book, which has just been released on Amazon.com on kindle, is also available in bookstores and supermarkets in The Gambia; the main sales point is the author’s new bookstore on Kairaba Avenue, Jangi Jollof: All Books Gambian located next to Sawalo Couture.”

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