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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 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
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
SOUL SISTER By Dr. Alhasan S. Ceesay, MD
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'Soul sister' relates to observed transformation by ladies coming from Africa to Europe and America. Misinterpreting freedom led many young ladies regretting having over pursued trendy lives.The... More > developed world offers freedom never experienced in villages.Each hour with a lady makes men learn new aspect of them. Their love for life, fun and children is phenomenal.Women are good lovers, mothers, managers, friends and also very competitive humans on earth. Women melts our hearts and make life wonderful experience. Most women want something, either materially, emotionally, psychological or physical and often all of these. Men learnt to adjust to this intriguing ravaging darling of their hearts. Liberation is sharing of ideas and freedom but not adopting,imposing or imbibing alien ideas inimical to African cultures. Inculcate good behaviours but refrain from being diluted into a free fall for sheer zealousness to being liberal or ‘educated woman flirting with time.’< 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 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
THREE PRINCESSES OF BADIBOU MANDING By Dr. Alhasan S. Ceesay, MD
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The work is about African Princess of the 7th century determined to be custodians of their culture and traditions and in same vein became thorn in bonnet of warriors who never wanted to be ruled by... More > women. Here then was start of real women liberation village style. Its fictional and aplies to one in particular. I write to raise funds for building of NGO: Manding Med. Centre' hospital, Njawara, the Gambia.< Less
COME DINE AT NJAWARA By Dr. Alhasan S. Ceesay, MD
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Ever since man became aware of his environment and ability to explore he developed culinary taste, which has never been satisfied. Njawara,located at the Miniminyang creek River Gambia, offers... More > friendly atmosphere and Gambia's most colorful and cheerful people Gambia. Njawara specializes in African cuisines, exotic diets and has world-class hotel toe rest undisturbed Visitors want to return moment chance arises. Come dine at Njawara’s open beach or hotel. Imagine feel of fresh cool air, sweet smell of flowers, and sight of friendly peopl and birds. The dancing, acrobats and folklore make vistors extend their stay. Honeymooners have our bridal suit to romance in,leaving them with memory to take home. This work draws attention to village health NGO, Manding Medical Centre but also to explore ways of getting international participation in our drive to bring much needed medical aid and service to Gambian villagers. Njawara is template of self-development and urge you to join us catch a dream for the villager.< Less
To remove or not to remove: A village Dr.'s dilemma By Dr. Alhasan S. Ceesay, MD
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To remove or not remove: A village Dr.’s dilemma is sequel autobiography of life I lead from 2006 to 2012 in the UK. People helped for humanity and saving me from being destroyed by harsh... More > times. Its warmth and kindness people hardly think exists in UK. Some went to extremes making certain my UK adventure did not end in vain. Entrenched visa problem and foot dragging regarding genuine request to change my visa to student status delayed improving my medical skills and helping people.I slept rough in parks and in safe streets.Political instability at home reached crescendo forcing me seek asylum for fear of regime bent on jailing critics and human right defenders or saboteur. I got into unwanted political mud for writing books critical of rural health delivery, human rights, lack of real freedom and good governance leading the regime to perceive me saboteur. I write raising awareness and money for building a village hospital.Purchasing it or donating cash/kind would help our dream for rural healthcare.< Less