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Baaba Sillah launches two books

Aug 31, 2010, 1:31 PM | Article By: Laimn B. Darboe

Mr. Baaba Silla, a Gambian author has during the weekend launched two books: Pencum Taakusaan and Dabbali-Gi.

Dr. Ousman Nyang, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of The Gambia and Nana Grey Johnson, author cum journalist launched the two books.

Dr. Nyang in his launching address expressed deep honour to take part in the launch of his former teacher's book, describing Pencum Taakusaan, as a book that must be taught and read in all schools curriculum in The Gambia.

He thanked the author Baaba Sillah for his gigantic literal work. Another launcher Mr. Nana Grey Johnson who also launched Dabbali-Gi book said "for too long Africans are working in the shoes of slavery" and then asserted that Baaba Sillah has capitulated what everybody is praying for.

In his review  of Dabbali-Gi, Dr. Pierre Gomez, a Lecturer at the UTG recommended the use of Dabbali-Gi in Senior Secondary Schools across the country and University of the Gambia, noting that it can even be translated into movies. He described Mr. Sillah as a gentleman who is a mouth-piece of the voiceless. Mr. Gomez said Dabbali-Gi is the first book to handle colonial part of The Gambia.

Mr. Marcel Thomasi, who commented on Dabbali-Gi said the author desists from using colonial calendar, but instead used Wollof calendar which shows that Baaba Sillah is a real African.

In his welcoming remarks, Mr. Abdoulie Touray, talked about Baaba Sillah's academic achievements, both in The Gambia and Europe, describing him as a born teacher.

As part of the book launch, Baaba Sillah gave a special honour trail to his late mother Mrs. Aji Sabel Jarra Sillah, his late good friend Baboucarr Gaye, Proprietor of Citizen FM radio Station and Newspaper and his late uncle Sulayman (Saul) Jarra.

It could be recalled that Mr. Sillah's first book, entitled Monkey Talks was launched in 2003.