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Young author seeks support to publish maiden book

Dec 7, 2016, 11:53 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

A young Gambian who recently wrote a book titled, ‘Wisdom and Realities in Life’, is seeking support from companies, NGOs and individuals to publish and launch his first book.

Momodou Yaya Bah said he is also looking for editors who can volunteer to edit the book which he dedicates to President Yahya Jammeh.

Mr Bah said he chose to write the book as a way of earning a living for him and his family instead of embarking on the perilous journey to Europe which has become the main attraction for youth.

The book, Wisdom and Realities in Life, is about Mariam, a teenager who lives in a nuclear family happily.  She is hard working and respects elders.

But unfortunately she gets a child out of wedlock and name the baby, Samad.  The coming of the baby ruins the family’s peace and stability.

Mariam eventually marries to Mohamed and together they are blessed with two children, Yassin and Papiss.  Mariam has gone through series of difficulties and challenges in her life but towards her old age, the story changes.

The author, Bah, was born on 18 February 1998 in Nemekunku.  He did his nursery school at Nyato Nursery School which is now Nema Community Nursery School. 

He then attended Sinchu Baliya Lower Basic School before proceeding to Latrikunda Sabiji Upper Basic School in Latrikunda Sabiji where he sat to the Gambia Basic Education Certificate Examination in 2013.

He did his high school at Nusrat Senior Secondary School in Bundung and sat to the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 2016.

Bah said he got his inspiration to write through reading different novels, magazines, and newspapers.

Anyone willing to support the young author can contact him on (+220) 3280405, 7090725 or 7785301 or email: momodouyayabah@gmail.com.