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Friday, June 7, 2019

Alif Laam Miim ( Poetry)


In the first noise of 4 newborns
And tears made of laughter
In praise for fallen words
And love ever after
In the goodnight dads
And the love you more than mostest
That's where I found and continue to find
My victory.

All close
Almost infused
Falling clothes...
..lol..
As if I could refuse.

You're my refuge
And you're mine
To subdue.

Surrender
That tender center
And let's cinder
Like wild fires
In the Santa Ana winds
Let's fly high & skydive
Into the swim.
Swim.

Brilliant sky above
Whose like stretches
Far across the miles
Seen by eyes of many
Day & night
light & dark
What is time
A  day a century
No ticking clock
The sun & moon reflections
The turning of the tides
Water air & earth
Life's comfort blanket
Passage to the gods

I wish my future wife is a writer,
A scholar and not a fighter,
Recognises the alphabets,
And knows Aliif Laa Miim;
Call me Modou Lamin,
 Pray for me, and say amen.




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Friday, May 31, 2019

The Emerging Young Gambian Writers You Should Know in 2019


 1. Rohey Fofana: Poet, Novelist and Playwright. Author of "The Founding of A Lost Hand."



2. Kebba Mamburay: Poet, Columnist and Journalist at Foroyaa Newspaper . Assistant Secretary General of the Writers' Association of The Gambia, and author of " In Her Acute Difficulties."




3. Kalipha Jabbie: Poet, Journalist and Columnist at The Stone Circle. Author of "Poetry is A Religion", and Head of Publicity at The Voice of The Pen.



4. Saidou Anna Ibn Ahmad: Poet, Motivational Speaker and Writer. Author of "The Poor Man and His Ungrateful Wife and The Islamic Perspectives on Female Genital Mutilation." The Youth Representative at the Writers Association of The Gambia.



5. Harry Bah: Poet, Aspiring Journalist and Writer. A member, The Voice of the Pen. Author of "The Bleaching Girl."





6. Omar Ngajan: Aspiring Writer, Poet, Actor, Novelist and Playwright. Author of "The Pen is Mightier."



7. Ismaila Saidybah: Aspiring Writer, Novelist and Poet. Author of "Sins of A Father."



8. Adama Joof: Aspiring Writer, Spoken Word Artist and Poet. Author of "World of The Black Wizard."




8. Essa Janko: pen name Essa Baye Janko, Radio Presenter at Vibes FM, Poet, Motivational Speaker and Novelist. Author of "The Silent Screams of A Heart."




And,


9. Emil Gibba: Teacher, Essayist and Poet. President of GLADS ( Gunjur Literary and Debating Society.) Author of "The Deviant."


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Friday, May 24, 2019

The Writers’ Association of The Gambia (WAG) National Executive Council 2019-2021



  1. PRESIDENT: DR. CHERNO OMAR BARRYcobarry@gamwriters.com:  Tel: 7777654


  1. VICE PRESIDENT: MR. MUSA BAH: Mabah.bag64@gmail.com: 7618043




  1. SECRETARY GENERAL: MR. MODOU LAMIN SOWE (AGE-ALMUSAF)
Modoulaminsowe1@hotrmail.com: Tel: 7204117/3198274




  1. ASSISTANT GENERAL SECRETARY: MR. KEBBA MAMBURAY: mamburay55@gmail.com: Tel: 3629864


  1. TREASURER:MRS. RAMATOULIE O. OTHMAN: ramatoulieothman@gmail.com: Tel: 7430518


  1. ASSISTANT TREASURER: MS. BINTOU SANNEH : Bintousanneh22@gmail.com: Tel:   7334224




  1. PRO: MR. EBRIMA S. BAH:Ebrimas.bah12@yahoo.com: Tel:  3183959


  1. ASSISTANT PRO: MR. ESSA BAH: Essabah41@gmail.com: Tel: 7390663


  1. BOOK PRODUCTION AND PROMOTION SECRETARY: MR YAYA SILLAH
sillahyaya@yahoo.co.uk: Tel: 9900302




  1. COPYRIGHT SECRETARY: MRS. ROHEY SAMBA: romumawa@gmail.com Tel: 9947744


  1. YWAG REPRESENTATIVE: MR. SAIDOU ANNA IBN AHMAD
Aabahone1@gmail.com: Tel:  7433412





Secretarial,
C/o NCAC, Independent Drive, Banjul-The Gambia






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Friday, April 19, 2019

The Writers' Association of The Gambia World Book and Copyright Day 2019



Invitation

The Writers' Association of The Gambia (WAG) cordially invites you to the World Book and Copyright Day Celebrations 2019 scheduled from Thursday, 25th April, 2019 to Saturday 27th April 2019. Your presence will be highly appreciated. 

Entrance: Free to the public


               2019 Theme:    Share a story





MORNING OF  DAY ONE, THURSDAY, 25TH APRIL 2019 AT EBUJAN THEATRE IN KANIFING

Interschool Competition
time
Event/Activity
Participant(s)
08h00 – 09h00
Arrivals
All
09h00  - 09h10
Opening Prayers
Mr Ebrima BAH - Master of Ceremonies
09h10- 09h25
Welcome Remarks
Mr Hassoum CEESAY – Acting President, WAG
09h25-09h40
1st School Presentation (Poems/Narratives)
Gambia Senior Secondary School
09h40-09h55
2nd School Presentation (Poems/Narratives)
Marina International School
09h55- 10h10
3rd School Presentation (Poems/Narratives)
Saint Joseph’s Senior Secondary School
10h10-10h40
COFFEE BREAK
10h40-10h55
4th School Presentation (Poems/Narratives)
Nusrat Senior Secondary School
10h55-11h10
5th School Presentation (Poems/Narratives)
SBEC International School
11h10 – 11h25
6th School Presentation (Poems/Narratives)
WAIS International School
11h25 – 11h40
7th School Presentation (Poems/Narratives)
St Augustine’s Senior Secondary School
11h40-11h55
Closing Remarks
Dr Cherno Omar BARRY
11h55-13h00
Announcing Results and Awarding Prizes
Judges Guests and Wag Members
13h00-13h15
Vote of Thanks
Mr Ebrima BAH




WORLD BOOK AND CO
´
AFTERNOON OF DAY ONE




The WAG AWARDEES 2019
Programme

Event/Activity
Participant(s)
14h00 – 15h00
Arrivals
All
15h00  - 15h25
Opening Prayers and welcome remarks
Mr Ebrima Bah - Master of Ceremonies
15h25 - 15h40
Opening remarks
Mr Hassoum CEESAY – Acting President, WAG
15h40-16h10
1st Awards – WAG Authors’ Category


16h10-16h40
2nd Awards – WAG Male Writers of the Year


16h40-17h00
COFFEE BREAK
17h00-17h30
3rd Awards – WAG Female Writers of the Year


17h30-18h00
4th Awards – WAG Laureates for Gambian Literature


18h00-18h15
Closing Remarks
Mrs Ramatoulie O Othman
18h15-18h30
Vote of Thanks
Mrs Sukai Bojang


The WAG AWARDEES 2019

1. WAG AUTHORS CATEGORY
Hon. Demba Ali Jawo (Non-fiction)
Dr. Baba Galleh Jallow (Fiction)
Mr. Modou Lamin Sowe (Children’s Literature)

2.  WAG MALE WRITERS OF THE YEAR CATEGORY
Justice Almamy Fanding Taal (Male Writer)
Mr. Musa Bah (Poet)
Hon. Nana Grey-Johnson (Novelist)
Mr. Modou Lamin Sowe (Young Writer)
Mr. Kebba Mamburay (Young Male Aspiring Writer)
Ms. Rohey Fofana (Young female Writer)
Mr. Omar Cham (Spoken Word Artist of The Year)

3.        WAG FEMALE WRITERS OF THE YEAR
Mrs. Sukai Mbye Bojang (Female Writer)
Mrs. Rohey Samba (Poetess)
Mrs. Ramatoulie Othman (Novelist)
Mrs. Janet Badjan Young (Playwright)
Mrs. Patience Sonko-Godwin (Historian and Scholar)

4.        WAG LAUREATES FOR GAMBIAN LITERATURE
Dr. Pierre Gomez (WAG Laureate for Gambian Literature)
Dr. Cherno Omar Barry (WAG Laureate for Gambian Literature)
Mr. Hassoum Ceesay (WAG Laureate for Gambian Literature)
Mr. Fodey Baldeh (Book Publisher of The Year)
Mr. Yahya Sillah (Emerging Bookseller of The Year)
Mr. Oussainou Jagne (Bookseller of The Year)
Dr. Ndeye Maty Paye (WAG Humanitarian Winner 2019)
Mr. Abdou W. Mbye (National Book Award 
 Winner 2019)


´                          MORNING OF DAY TWO,
Date: Friday, 26th April, 2019
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Venue: Alliance Fran├žaise






PROGRAMME ITINERARY
DR. LENRIE PETERS` SYMPOSIUM



ACTIVITIES
RESPONSIBLE
TIME :
10H – 13H
1.      OPENING  CEREMONY –
 Prayers and welcome remarks
Mrs Sukai Bojang 
Master of Ceremonies
5mns
2.      Welcome Speech
Mr Hassoum CEESAY
Acting President of  WAG
15 minutes
3.      Book Launch: Lenrie Peters, Trailblazer of Gambian Literature 
Mr Sola  MAHONEY
Nephew of Lenrie PETERS
15 minutes
4.      Biography and political engagement of Lenrie PETERS
UTG FSA – Association – Adama KANTEH
The University of the  Gambia
15 minutes

5.      Why a tribute to Lenrie PETERS?
Mr. Alhagie BABOU
Lecturer Cultural Studies Unit  - UTG
15 minutes
6.      The role of literature in national development
  Mr. Modou Lamin SOWE
Author and founder of  YWAG Association
15 minutes
7.      Mythology In Peters`S Poetry : An Intertextual Analysis
Mr Modou Lamin DEMBA
Lecturer  - English Unit - UTG
15 minutes
8.      CONFERENCE 1
Dr. Abdou Karim KAMARA
H.O.D. (S.A.S.) and  Lecturer  - UTG
15 minutes
9.      CONFERENCE 2
Dr. Cherno Omar BARRY
Author
 Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defense
15 minutes
10.  Questions and Answers
PUBLIC
20 minutes
11.  Vote of Thanks
Dr. Cherno Omar BARRY
5 minutes



 



MORNING OF DAY THREE, Date: Saturday, 27th April, 2019
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Venue: Alliance Fran├žaise


WORL


     Congress 2019
AGENDA
1.       Opening prayers
2.       Chairperson (Ms Rohey Samba)’s welcome remarks
3.       Treasurer’s financial report
4.       Vice president (interim President)’s activity report
5.       Election of new executive
6.       Handing over to the new executive
7.       Presentation and adoption of three (3) resolutions
*                        Instituting the Lenrie Peters Prize for Literature
*                        The Banjul Writer's Residency
*                        The Kunta Kinteh International Book Festival
8.       Date to be decided for review of the WAG Constitution and design of work plan by New Executive
9.       Vote of thanks by the New President






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In the first noise of 4 newborns And tears made of laughter In praise for fallen words And love ever after In the goodnight dads And ...