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Welcome to the Gamwriters' website


This website has been built up to address the ardent need to promote writers and researchers on Gambian related works. The featured works shall not be limited to those publishesd by Gambians alone but shall attempt to collect and share as much work on the Gambia as possible. We urge those who have any contribution to inbox us at contribution@gamwriters.com. All works shall be reviewed first before they are published on our pages.

We thank all those who continue to make this venture possible.We hope our modest contribution in documenting works on Gambia will help scholars and researchers as they surf through these pages.

Good reading!

Cherno Omar Barry, PhD (cobarry@gamwriters.com)

PS: PLEASE DO REFER TO WWW.WAG.GM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF THE GAMBIA.

Territory, Myth, Representatio...
Territory, Myth, Representation in Gambian Literature A Geocritical Approach (210p) by Dr Pierre Gomez
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
 This is the first ever published critical contribution to the study of Gambian literature. Focus is not made on the history of this literature –...
NATION AND NATIONALISM IN GAMB...
NATION AND NATIONALISM IN GAMBIAN LITERATURE - Nation, Francophone, Anglophone (217p) by Dr Pierre Gomez
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
This work explores nationality feeling in Gambia literature of English expression. It is a crucial issue, in that it is, in the literary space, a...
THE EMERGENCE OF GAMBIAN LITER...
THE EMERGENCE OF GAMBIAN LITERATURE - A review by Mrs Juliette Lawson
Monday, October 06, 2014
LAUNCHING OF VIDEO DOCUMENTARY:THE EMERGENCE OF GAMBIAN LITERATURE Reviewed by Mrs Juliette C. Lawson Lecturer, English Department ...
INNOCENT QUESTIONS A collectio...
INNOCENT QUESTIONS A collection of poems - Dr Momodou Sallah
Friday, August 09, 2013
“ "Sallah sees all power struggles in a uniform and constant parallel.... In a world of concentrated wealth and mass poverty... He is concerned above...
The Gambia: a clamour of voice...
The Gambia: a clamour of voices
Thursday, January 31, 2013
I learnt a valuable lesson during the hunt for this title: if you’re looking for suggestions of books to read, contacting national writers’...
Summoned from the Margin Homec...
Summoned from the Margin Homecoming of an African by Lamin Sanneh
Monday, January 28, 2013
Summoned from the Margin tells the story of Lamin Sanneh's fascinating journey from his upbringing in an impoverished village in West Africa to...
The Graveyard Cannot Pray - Dr...
The Graveyard Cannot Pray - Dr Baba Galleh Jallow
One man's battle to save his daughter from female circumcision This book is an autobiographical account of one man’s struggle to save his daughter...
Max The Cat
Max The Cat
Can an old dog learn new tricks? In the case of Max the Cat, the “old dog” is actually an old politician, who has strayed over the years from the...
Cobra

Repository of our literary history
Plumbed the depths of prose and poetry
In search of our ancestral mystery
Sweating and stretching with drudgery
Not minding who gets the pump and pageantry
So long as we triumph in common as country
You stand among our heroes unsung but strong
Surely you will feature well in history
Among the likes of Ebou and Lenrie
Spark on with verve, search on oh Cobra
To seek and tell should remain your mantra


Poem dedicated by Momodou Sabally

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Young enterprising and intelligent Gambians came up with the idea of Balafong as an avenue to share ideas and show appreciation to literary skills. Amran Gaye, Latirr Carr and Sana Sarr, as pioneers, and with a couple of others created the Balafong online blog, the Facebook page, Word of Mouth and later included Black Magique and Rhythmic Vibrations. They have organised successful events harnessing the youthful energy in music, poetry, drama, prose and other literary skills. They need all our support.

Documentaries

Kaabu and Kansala - the story

Futa Jallon - Kansala

Sutura -Documentary

History of Kombo

Emergence of Gambian Literature

Edward Francis Small story

Interviews

Interview Mr Mbye DG National Library p2

Interview Lenrie Peters

Events

Sabally's inspiration to write Jangi Jollof

Dr Momodou Sallah's lecture

World Book and Copyright Day with WAG

Launching Baba G Jallow's The Graveyard cannot pray