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The Legend of Sabaa Minyangbaa By Dr. Alhasan S. Ceesay, MD
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The work is based upon stories Grandma Aminata Kassa use to entertain as well scare the dickens out of our wits. At the sane the riveting nature of the narration kept us asking for more before going... More > to bed. The tale of Sabaa Minyang Baa is very common in the Gambia and Mali regions. Whereever Mandinkas are the story is told by grandmas. Saaba Minyang Baa draws similarity to the UK Loch Nesch dragon. The story is full of feats sea faring ment. Read on to be entertain as it suits children from eleven to 101 years.< Less
NJAWARA BANTABAA By Dr. Alhasan S. Ceesay, MD
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The work is about pulsating village governance and tradition of the locals. The Banaba is similar to western Town Halls. its doctrine of rural knowledge and source of village cohesiveness maintained... More > and passed to new generations. The Bantaba represents African Democracy, village constitution while it preserves ancestral values, virtues and rituals with fidelity. The Bantaba also doubles as ceremonial ground during harvest thanks giving and wrestling season. I write to raise funds for building of Manding Medical Centre's hospital at Njawara village, Gambia. we hope you are inspired to join in help us deliver needed healthcare to villagers, especially children who die prematurely from childhood diseases. we have treated 9000 villagers free of charge. Purchasing the book, donating cash or in kind will enhance our delivery to rural Gambia.Proceeds support goals of the NGO at Njawara, NBR, Gambia.< Less
WHITE DOVE OF JAHALI KONKO By Dr. Alhasan S. Ceesay, MD
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Mystery pervades all human histories and this one is even more tantalizing.It is story told by grandparents of many generation back and it still persist.In ancient times white doves and Olive... More > branches symbolizes peace and reconciliation among disagreeing factions. Today’s armies’ use white flag to indicate either surrender or not in active combat. Our mysterious white dove leaves on mount Jahali Konko at Jahali Pachar in Gambia. Jahali Konkos' height forms mirage with the sky. At Jahali Knonoicy summit is perched the White dove which comes down to visit on Friday afternoons. The mysterious white dove is perceived as a soul, spirit some assumed a ghost watching over and guiding earth in its travels in space. This work is about stories pertaining to the White dove that visits schools and mosques on Fridays. Locals give offerings to it in hope of appeasing devils and ill-health. The white dove is more than a mystic miracle than conjectured. Follow naration of the legend of the White Dove from Jahali Konko.< Less
THE SILENT WARRIOR By Dr. Alhasan S. Ceesay, MD
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Prince Reu was one who used power to extremes and like Hitler wanted to rule entire realms. It was the Silent warrior of Kedugou who brought him down to earth and by this victory over prince Reu... More > federated the entire black continent of his days.King silence is a fictitious story based on real life of one that was West Africa’s strongest man and warrior alive. His fame was sprawled throughout the region like wild fire. He was illustrious, rational, and benevolent and endowed with goodness and fair sense of universal justice. He would have been titled in today’s jargons as ‘Mr. World’ for he was stronger than Atlas. Vassals from many parts of West Africa challenged his authority and failed miserably. His popularity and leadership gift enabled him galvanize the continent into a functional union serving its people. He was one that was guardian of African culture and custodian of its traditions. He was the quintessential African myth and symbol. Let us follow life of our warrior king of Kedougu.< Less
EVEN SLAVES ARE FREE By Dr. Alhasan S. Ceesay, MD
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topics covered in this work portray violation of human rights and lack of good governance and rampant corruption in motherland Africa. AK47 has become the freelance weapon dictators use to mute... More > societies they govern under heartless and iron fisted laws. This sad state has cause migration of Africa's brains and able bodied youths to Europe and America. There isn’t an African state near stability or free of rampant corruption, cronyism, tribalism and nepotism. The schism ruptures ancient cracks in tribal relations by unearthing old wounds in people wanting to settle scores. This work relates to constrains within and without Africa despite existence of the United Nations, and powers purporting to believe in the ideals of democracy. Bullets are graft, tribal discrimination and nepotism by all political parties. Africa enjoys no participatory democracy, freedom of the press or government accountability. Only rampant institutionalized corruption s are significant matters to the status quo of the ruling junta.< Less
THE DUGULA SPY By Dr. Alhasan S. Ceesay, MD
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Years ago before advent of electronic spy gagets men used to snoop in dark corners and behind safe statues to remain undetected.It was the days of big rimed hats and long coats that spies were... More > commonly associated with. This spy had no disguise and blends in perfectly with those it trail or tracks. Dugula was an element that Badibou traders vied and would pay any amount to lay hand on it. At one time it was worth more than gold and had caused end of many young entrepreneurs of the region. Because of its rarity and need two Mafiosi groups surfaced and competed in such bloody nature that makes the Italian Mafiosi semis. Our agent is to hunt one despatched to kill him and the Badibous’ regional lieutenant. This eerie path is what is being soberly and gently presented for your fictional thriller and quagmire of drugs; seductive sex, murder and power intoxicated Dugula Mafiosi.< Less
COME DINE AT NJAWARA By Dr. Alhasan S. Ceesay, MD
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This work opens gates of friendship home and from sunder. Njawara is bent on sending every visitor wanting to come back for more friendly and generous atmosphere. It is village determined to foster... More > as well as join people of diverse cultures under hotel Duniya's roof. Njawara is centre for international relationships has open hearts and hand inviting all to come dine at Badibous' unique village in the north bank region of the Gambia.The dancing, acrobats and folklore would make you want to extend your stay. And for honeymooners, our bridal suit is not only superb but also heavenly and offers you heaven on earth with a big, big memory to take home. Njawara is not all entertainment and no work. The reason behind this work is to draw attention to our self-help health NGO, Manding Medical Centre and to explore ways of getting international participation in our drive to bring needed medical aid vice to Gambian villagers. Njawara is template of self-development and urge you to join us catch a dream for the villager.< Less
Njawara Bantaba By Dr. Alhasan S. Ceesay, MD
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This is epic story of my birthplace. Its pulsating village government and local traditions. It depits movers and sages and how rural knowledge and tribal cohesiveness are maintained and passed to... More > next generations. The Bantaba is microcosm of African Democracies. It's life, constitution and rituals for many millennia maintained high fidelity ancestral values and virtues.Here everyone participates in debate or rendered decisions. Intricate disputes are settled fairly at this ceremonial place. We salute heroines and heroes like Hadi Panneh, Sefo Fafanding Kinteh, Baba Salla Ceesay and Sisawo Ceesay, Lower Badibou District Authority, Kerewan Area Council and all contributors to Njawara. No one forgets storyteller/tradesman Bakary Kanteh at the T-Junction shop.I write to raise funds for building of hospital at Njawara. We invite all to help us provide medical aid to villagers. Purchasing/donating in cash/kind will help bring our goal to fruition, especially for children who frequently die from childhood diseases.< Less
The Legend of Saaba Miniyang Baa By Dr. Alhasan S. Ceesay, MD
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Depicted is a Jinni fairy tale for delight of eleven-year-old to the ninety-nine years elderly. Its tale believed to have existed a long, long time ago at the Dobo Forest Lower Badibou District in... More > the North Bank of the Gambia. It is story of valor, love, the taming and eventual banning of the world’s largest and longest python locally called Sabaa Miniyang baa. Young Saaba Mansa, later became Prince and eventual hire to the Bere Kolong throne. Follow him display power beyond any human capacity in over powering his rival heavy weight of Jinnidom for right to marry Princess Jinnanding Koyo. Saaba Mansa, meaning king of the great snake, as king triumphed over all obstacles and instituted new modern humane system of governing. He ushered in exciting changes in the lives and governance of the people. People no long need to fight to kill to win a bride. The simple heart’s enamour was made acceptable to all Bere Kolong communities. I write to raise funds for building of village hospital at Njawara, Badibou.< Less
The Silent warrior of Kedugou By Dr. Alhasan S. Ceesay, MD
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Prince Reu was one who used power to extremes and like Hitler wanted to rule entire realms. It was the Silent warrior of Kedugou who brought him down to earth and by this victory over prince Reu... More > federated the entire black continent of his days.King silence is a fictitious story based on real life of one that was West Africa’s strongest man and warrior alive. His fame was sprawled throughout the region like wild fire. He was illustrious, rational, and benevolent and endowed with goodness and fair sense of universal justice. He would have been titled in today’s jargons as ‘Mr. World’ for he was stronger than Atlas. Vassals from many parts of West Africa challenged his authority and failed miserably. His popularity and leadership gift enabled him galvanize the continent into a functional union serving its people. He was one that was guardian of African culture and custodian of its traditions. He was the quintessential African myth and symbol. Let us follow life of our warrior king of Kedougu.< Less< Less