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LESSON OF LIFE By Dr. Alhasan Sisawo. Ceesay, MD
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Life is a learning course that eventually enables one leave a legacy or worthy foot prints for others. Life is an adept teacher that traverses earth once in life time of the person. In life certain... More > moulds are made but once and no twin of it comes our way. Mr. Sisawo Ceesay, born in 1909, had no formal Western education and as such all that is reproduced herein is based upon narratives of those who lived with him from cradle to day he passed at Njawara village in 1992. The people’s Sisawo Ceesay extended his heart and hand freely to numerous villagers who still remember him fondly and remained grateful for having come across a wingless angel. The glory in bringing relief to a fellow being surpasses all life’s elations. I write to raise funds for bulding of Njawara village hospital.< Less
INTALING TALING: GAMBIAN LULLABY By Dr. Alhasan Sisawo. Ceesay, MD
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Story telling especially lullabies is common art in all Gambian village families and is mostly done by aunts and grandparents. The purpose is, besides making children sleep, to ensure safety as they... More > nestled under watchful grannies eyes. It also enable the children run short safe errands for the elderly. These stories transcend lullabies told to the elderly coming from eons of traditional storytelling ABOUT kings, chiefs, villages, tribes and animals. Some are still scary to Gambian adults who have heard them told some forty years ago. Stories you are about to browse are retold to me by Gambians who at their tender ages listened to their mothers and grannies narrate lullabies to send them to sleep or scare the dickens out of them. This work is about children’s stories that entertain age range from ten through fifty years. It comprises of riveting lullabies and Mandinka proverbs certain to keep children mesmerized and glued to the book. I write to raise funds for building of Njawara village hospital.< Less
A SPRING IN MY STEP By Dr. Alhasan Sisawo. Ceesay, MD
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Life events are numerous but the worst is to be told your degree and life’s objective is inapplicable.Despite having been told that my Primary Medical Education at the American University of... More > the Caribbean had met all UK-GMC criterion and ten years later to be told that ‘NEW CRITERIA’ set by same GMC no longer accepts my primary medical qualification based upon my having stayed long during clinical rotation at the Essex County General Hospital in 1990. This heartlessness cannot remove spring in my step.This work is way I overcame the imposition and dominoes caused me and patients by stigma engraved into my professional rights.These bad laws and obstacles almost thwarted my efforts to providing needed rural medical service. This torturous course did not deter me because of will and conviction that my fight provides a future for generations to come. Life’s challenges started day I refused the village mold and claimed right ton Western Education. I write to raise funds for building of Njawara village hospital.< Less
THREE PRINCESSES OF BADIBOU MANDING By Dr. Alhasan Sisawo. Ceesay, MD
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African tradition and culture rely upon powers of imagination. Imagine Africa in seventh the fifteenth-century before its Colonial fragmentation. ITS Africa without inept boundaries and AK47... More > dictatorships; African society were community and a gentleman’s handshake was sacrosanct on system of love, honest community, steeped in tradition, respect and remain in harmony. This work entertainment embodied in three determined custodian princesses of Mandinka culture and traditions. It is superb administrative abilities of Princess Famatanding Ceesay. It besieges us behold evolution of reign of three lovely African princesses imbued with humility, love and pride permeated thoroughly with tradition and culture. They dramatizes and exemplify full traditional values and the glory of African culture as practiced by the Mandinkas. In pre-colonial as depicted herein that Africa and role of princesses: Princess Famatanding Ceesay, Binta Ceesay and Rohey Yata Ceesay of the Njawara Ceesay lineage. Help build village hospital.< Less
THE VILLAGE IMPOSTOR By Dr. Alhasan Sisawo. Ceesay, MD
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In the days when neither radio nor televisions were dreamt of every village had one person who stands out being one who either knows most secretes or pokes his or her nose in any way deceptively... More > possible to pry out information. They are commonly known as Malang Bulafema. They are not mischievous but act to play great role in their communities in delivering needed public service and are at times the march makes that shy ones turn to. These folks are both revered and feared for like king makers they can vilify or turn one into a saint. This story exemplifies work of such a village informer artist. I write to raise funds for building of Njawara village hospital.< Less
FOREVER FOR THE GAMBIA By Dr. Alhasan Sisawo. Ceesay, MD
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I refused the American Green Card because no place is worthier than the Gambia. I returned the Gambia because it is onus upon citizens but sheer understanding that the villagers needed healthcare... More > delivery than current rendered them. I love the Gambia to seek the golden flees in doing my duty to my people. The comfort of the develop world is what I yearned for my villagers and continent but not my personal gratification. It is said that fools and dreamers share zones but we know better and reading through this work may just reveal what dreamers can achieve. This work is about being a positive contributing member of society no matter where you may find yourself. It tries to shed reason why we need ignite the spirit and embers of giving not only to illuminate an others’ life but to remove dark and despondent moments from those needy hearts. In so doing we let hope and light triumph over darkness and hence allow peace to transcend earth. I write to raise funds for bilding of Njawara village hospital.< Less
DOCTOR IN TATTERED RAGS By Dr. Alhasan Sisawo. Ceesay, MD
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This work is about self-sacrifice that rewarded Gambian village communities. Its outcome of decision by General medical Council and visa challenges. It hell that skewed my plans to bring medical aid... More > to rural Gambia. It brought stagnation and destitution to me and family Gambia. Ny life’s challenges started from time I refused the village mold and claimed right to earn Western Education. It ballooned after Gambia's 1981 ‘coup’ attempt. Hurricane Hugo, 1989, almost drowned me at Montserrat West Indies. The GMC recanting its recognition of my primary medical qualification based on frivolous clinical rotation time spent at the Essex County General hospital 1990 irrespective of having accepted it after a thorough investigation ten years earlier. Good people felt that I was not treatment fairly came to my defense helped keep my dream alive. Grandpa Pa Bajoja Ceesay said, “All dreams come true if we work hard on them”. I write to raise funds for building Njawara village hospital.< Less
DARE STAND FOR JUSTICE AND RIGHTEOUNESS By Dr. Alhasan Sisawo. Ceesay, MD
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This book is my aspirations for Gambia being righteous and just country drawn from social and historic background. I will explain using ancient African democracy compared to current African political... More > party system and opportunism. It will enchanting, historical and spiritual journey exposing what Gambia could be, but falls far short of the target due of external fingering and politically decisions. The work starts from the 12th century to current day Gambia. It will show vivid African ideas of working democracy that outsiders feared it might exposed bad colonial governance; which aspires to revere human rights and democracy. Their great hero and emperor, Julius Caesar, prides himself with the saying, “I came. I saw and conquered.” Colonization started right at the heels of such a fellow who prides himself conquering and stealing hard-earned wealth from innocent farmers, children, women and civilian of lands plundered on his destructive path. I write to raise funds to build Njawara village hospital.< Less
COURAGE TO PROTECT LIBERTY By Dr. Alhasan Sisawo. Ceesay, MD
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The breach head of democracy is liberty for without it there would be no freedom of speech or expression. One must always remember the cause greater than the self and we are duty bound to stand for... More > our rights. This work is about being a positive contributing member of society no matter where you may find yourself. It tries to shed reason why we need ignite the spirit and embers of giving not only to illuminate an others’ life but to remove dark and despondent moments from those needy hearts. In so doing we let hope and light triumph over darkness and hence allow peace to transcend earth. Very inspirational characters are presented in hope of motivating you to do good causes waiting for your mark. I write to raise funds for building of Njawara village hospital.< Less
AGONY AND ECSTASY OF BEING A FOREIGNER By Dr. Alhasan Sisawo. Ceesay, MD
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Home sweet home is feeling never replicate no matter where we relocate. once away from ‘home’ you become foreigner even though well adjusted and liked in the new locality.This never... More > removes that lonely feeling of wanting to be home at your birth place. The yearning to chance to return home never stops. Have no delusion about perception or the way the arm of the law treats you as a foreign. Home is the sweetest and best place is reason why I beg to be buried at Njawara village, The Gambia. This work is agony and ecstasy of being away from home as a foreigner. It is how I turned experience of foreignness into a positive means of contributing to society. It shed reason why we need ignite embers of giving to illuminate an others’ life and remove despondent moments from needy hearts. It let hope and light triumph over darkness and allow peace on I hope it motivates you to do good causes waiting for your mark. I write to raise funds for building of Njawara village hospital.< Less

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