Higher Education Minister’s daughter to launch book ‘Flow’

Friday, June 07, 2019

Gambia’s higher education minister’s daughter Awa Badara Joof, a political science major at the University of The Gambia will be launching her first book titled ‘Flow’ this Saturday.

The emerging young writer is also the manager and founder of a non-profit called ‘African’ started blogging at age 16. The book will be launched at The Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute (GTHI), and cabinet ministers, family members and friends are expected to attend.

“Most of the issues in ‘Flow’ involve abuses, bullying, and mental confidence among others,” Awa told our reporter in an interview, yesterday. She said personal experiences and societal issues inspired her to write the 86-page book.

She said the book is basically about hybrid anthology and deals with so many issues ranging from women issues, mental health, self-confidence and acceptance and personal experience.

She challenged women to be involved in writing, adding that some of the issues affecting them like sexual abuse have also been highlighted in the book. “It also talked about rivalry between women who are usually involved in fight among us,” she said.

The young woman said writing is her way of speaking to people and putting her point across. “It’s the easiest way to fight these issues. My father who is also a writer inspires me. I wrote this book with the intention of having people reading it and nodding in connection with some of the issues being highlighted in it. I believe everyone will enjoy reading the book and it is also important for people to pay attention to some of the issues being highlighted.” 

Author: Momodou Jawo