32.2 C
City of Banjul
Friday, October 7, 2022

Gambian journalist publishes book on Jammeh

- Advertisement -

An award-winning Gambian journalist, Mustapha K Darboe, has published an e-book on former dictator Yahya Jammeh and his 22-year system of rule.
A fiction titled ‘Playbook of a Tyrant’ is an e-book published on the biggest US-based online self-publishing retail site, Lulu.

“Rarely has one written a book to portray tyranny, a system established, sustained and ruined by the same fear that created it, as The Playbook of a Tyrant,” reviewer, Lamin Jahateh said.
With fictional scenes and characters, the book narrates how the disgruntled soldiers, led by a young man later to be known as Saikou Manneh, who staged a protest against the government were disarmed, detained but later set free.

This happens as the country’s president, Jakali Sanneh, was away.
Behind the country’s State House docked a military ship by Babylonia. Their mission was a joint military exercise with soldiers of Kanan (a fictional country representing The Gambia), so they claimed.
Except that the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, President Sanneh, was not aware of this military exercise.

- Advertisement -

The book is a narration of how one of post-independent Africa’s earliest multi-party democracies was thrown into a dictatorship and suspicious international powers that might have backed the coup.
Darboe, a correspondent for Turkey News Agency and senior reporter at The Voice newspaper, has started journalism in 2014.
Two-time national journalism awards winner, Darboe’s interest areas are mainly politics and public policy.

- Advertisement -
Join The Conversation
- Advertisment -spot_img

Latest Stories

Africa’s potential World Cup stars shining in the UCL

The UEFA Champions League entered match day three action in the group stage this week, with some of Africa's finest footballers playing crucial roles...

Here we go again!