young Gambian teacher, Lamin Fatty, is in the preparation stages to launch two
of his books entitled: “Rains of Sadness and My Journey through the desert.”
The books are expected to be launched on 9 December 2017, at the Semega Janneh Hall in Bufa Zone, Tallinding.
Speaking during a press conference, the author, Lamin Fatty, said ‘Rains of Sadness’ is a fictional narrative while and ‘My journey through the desert’ is a personal experience.
He said this was an experience he went through to Libya, adding that these are stories that teach people the important values of societies, educating the young ones and also the general public about some of the existent things that are happening in societies, most especially Rains of Sadness.
Fatty added that Rains of Sadness is a mix of narratives talking about a school girl and also about the importance of education and also some of the constraints that students go through during their education as well as some of the difficulties students face in their education.
He disclosed that the book reveals a lot of information, especially in societies but it was centered mainly on female education whilst the novel my journey through the desert is a personal experience of habouring the misconception that Europe is the land of milk and honey.
Fatty said after he had gathered some little information from friends about the ‘Back Way’ he decided to embark on it, where he also encountered a lot of difficulties until IOM rescued them from those difficulties.
“I am a classroom teacher and I sensitise the youths about the danger of the ‘back way’ syndrome and also what I have encountered,” Fatty said.
For the publishing of the books, Mr Fatty said it was very difficult for him to publish the books and he had to get a loan from Credit Union and financed everything for himself.
“I have applied for sponsorship from different institutions but I have been unsuccessful,” he stated.
Lamin Cassama, a colleague to Lamin Fatty said he was motivated by the work of Mr. Fatty, adding that he came to know Lamin Fatty three years ago when they started working together in the same school.
He said they thanked God as they are very close to the launching of the books on 9 December 2017 and financial constraints was what was making the launching very difficult.
Musa Tourary, a brother to Lamin Fatty said Mr. Fatty is a very hard working person who returned from Libya and started writing books. This is not common in The Gambia.