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Oct 26, 2009, 2:30 PM
Gambian writer Michael Hamadi Secka recently launched six of the books he has been working on for sometime back.
The occasion was described by pundits as tremendous achievements by Michael Secka, who for a long time had been a force behind the Gambian literature, particularly at secondary school level.
The official launching was held at the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) in Banjul attended by senior government officials, members of the private sector as well as senior media reporters.
Speaking at the launching, Matty Jobe of the NCAC hailed Michael Secka for what she called a laudable job.
She also said Mr Secka was one of those few Gambians who are all the time thinking about the salvation of Gambian literature.
Baba Ceesay, director general of the NCAC, thanked Michael Secka for his wonderful efforts, noting that it must be a daunting challenge for Mr Secka to write all these books and launch them at once.
He urged the author of the books to keep up the momentum and do more to promote the country’s literature beyond all expectations while assuring the centre of continued support for the promotion of Gambian literature.
Mr Secka, author of the books, thanked all those who graced the occasion, saying that much has been done by loved ones and well-wishers towards the successful holding of the event.
Mr Mbaye from the Ministry of Education and Lawyer Nene Cham both expressed similar sentiments at the launching.