44 most influential young Gambian writers of 2018

44 most influential young Gambian writers of 2018

People listed here are all citizens of The Republic of The Gambia living home and abroad. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country or abroad for most of their youthful life, or have made a significant contribution to The Gambia in their personal endeavours.

The list is therefore prepared by The Young Writers' Association of The Gambia (YWAG), and determined through their TALENT, PUBLICATION, CONTRIBUTION IN SOCIETY and their INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM as either PUBLISHED or UNPUBLISHED WRITERS'/ ASPIRING WRITERS'.

1. Modou Lamin Sowe: Well-known by his penname Modou Lamin Age-Almusaf Sowe alias ML: PUBLISHED AUTHOR: ( Renowned West African Writer, Scholar of Intellectual Property, Poet,  Prolific Playwright,  Novelist,  Actor, Filmmaker, Short Story Writer,  Librarian, Literary Blogger, and Bestselling Author ). Published in USA for his debut play "The Throne of The Ghost" ( ISBN9789789497133), and other books published in The Gambia and Self-published are: Spit of Misery, The Memories of Reflection, Love Incense, Don't Judge The Book By The Cover and Temple of Wisdom.

2. Famara Fofana: PUBLISHED AUTHOR: (Prolific Author, Novelist, Communications Specialist and renowned Journalist). Published in The Gambia and known for his debut Short Story, “When My Village Was My Village”.

3. Adam Nyang:  PUBLISHED AUTHOR: (Prolific Author, Novelist and Short Story Writer). Published in The Gambia and known for her debut novel, “Agonies and Misfortunes."

4. Ebrima B. Sawaneh: PUBLISHED AUTHOR: (Prolific Bestselling Author, Banker, Accountant, and Blogger). Self-published with Amazon and known for his debut book, “The 12 Proven Secrets to Pass Any Professional Exam at the First Sitting".

5.  Marabi S. Hydara alias Tha Poet: PUBLISHED AUTHOR: (Prolific Author, Clerk, Poet, Short Story Writer, and Scholar). Co-authored two books: "A Harvest of Gambian Lines", published in The UK, "The Long Road to Democracy in The Gambia", and also published in The Gambia and known for his debut poetry collection “Food for The Soul".

6. Isatou Jallow alias Berbie : PUBLISHED AUTHOR : ( Prolific Novelist and Short Story Writer ). Self-published on Wattap and known for her debut novel “The Weekend”.

7. Talibeh Hydara alias Talibeh Gibran Hydara: PUBLISHED AUTHOR: (Prolific Journalist, Author, Essayist, Editor, Poet and Columnist). Co-authored a book published in UK in an anthology entitled: “A Harvest of Gambian Lines".

8.  Omar Cham alias Champion Poet: PUBLISHED AUTHOR: (Icon of Academics, Debater, Aspiring Novelist, Youth Volunteer, Prolific Poet, Award-Winning Spoken Word Artist, and Online Reporter).  Co-authoured a book published in UK in an anthology entitle: "A Harvest of Gambian Lines".

9.  Abdoulie Sandengba Jatta alias Sandengba: PUBLISHED AUTHOR: ( Renowned Journalist, Author, Short Story Writer,  and Prolific Poet). Co- authored a book published in UK in an anthology entitle "A Harvest of Gambian Lines", and also co-authored a book published in The Gambia for his debut “The Cubian Five".

10.  Satang Dumbuya: PUBLISHED AUTHOR: (Prolific Poetess, Actress, Playwright, Activist, and Lawyer). Co- authored a book published in UK in an anthology entitle " A Harvest of Gambian Lines", and also co-authored a book published in The Gambia for her debut: " The Cubian Five".

11.  Ousman M. Njie:  UNPUBLISHED:  (Prolific Poet, Short Story Writer, Spoken Word Artist, and Computer Science Analyst). Has published volumes of poems on "All-Poetry and Poetry Soup".

12.  Fatoumatta Jallow: PUBLISHED AUTHOR: (Prolific Short Story Writer and Novelist). Self-published on Wattap.

13. Muhammed Lamin Janneh: PUBLISHED AUTHOR: (Poet, Short Story Writer and Youth Leader ). Has published three poems with a Nigerian blog call "Germantominds.com".

14.  Saikou Suwareh Jabai alias Prof. Jabai: UNPUBLISHED: (Award-Winning Journalist and Prolific Climate Change Activist).

15.  Cherno Gaye: UNPUBLISHED: (Prolific Poet, Aspiring Writer, Award-Winning Spoken Word Artist, and Youth Leader).

16.  Lala Touray: UNPUBLISHED: (Prolific Poet, Activist, Socialist, Feminist, Art Lover, Environmentalist, Award-Winning Spoken Word Artist, and Book-worm).

17.   Lamin Barrow alias Tha Rainbow Poet:  UNPUBLISHED: (Prolific Award-Winning Spoken Word Artist, Poet, Art Lover, Youth Leader and Aspiring Writer).

18.  Saidina Alieu Jarjou: UNPUBLISHED: (Prolific Blogger, Youth Leader, and Political Activist).

19.   Aja Rohey Fofana:  UNPUBLISHED: (Prolific Poetess, Novelist, Playwright, Short Story Writer, and Gender Activist).

20.  Muhammed Lamin Drammeh alias ML Drammeh Csay : UNPUBLISHED: (Prolific Poet, Debater, Youth Leader, and Aspiring Writer).

21.  Kalifa Jabbie alias Karl Tha Poet: UNPUBLISHED: (Prolific Poet and Aspiring Writer)

22.  Sanaba Jawla: UNPUBLISHED: (Prolific Poet, Aspiring Writer, Actor, and Motivational Speaker).

23. Cherno Abdourahman Bah alias Tha Auspicious: UNPUBLISHED: (Prolific Poet and Aspiring Writer).

24.  Hadram Hydara alias Saptientia Seeker:  UNPUBLISHED: (Journalist, Writer and Prolific Poet).

25.  Momodou Jarju: UNPUBLISHED: (Journalist, Essayist, Prolific Poet and Blogger).

26. Kebba Mamburay alias Kebba Bint Uthman Mamburay:  UNPUBLISHED: ( Prolific Columnist, Journalist, Poet, Youth Leader, and Aspiring Writer ).

27. Momodou Lamin Bah alias The Virtuous: UNPUBLISHED: ( Prolific Poet and Aspiring Writer ).

28.  Muhammed Tambedou: UNPUBLISHED: (Poet and Aspiring Writer).

29.  Batou Saidy alias Mr.  Batou Tha Golden Pen: UNPUBLISHED: (Poet and Aspiring).

30.  Muhamed Lamin Ceesay: UNPUBLISHED: (Aspiring Writer and Poet).

31.  Fatima Jawara alias Timah: UNPUBLISHED: (Poetess, Spoken Word Artist and Aspiring Writer).

32.  Aja Musu Bah-Daffeh alias The Lady Poet:  UNPUBLISHED:  (Poetess and Aspiring Writer).

33.  Sulayman Jammeh alias Sulayman Yourhighness Jammeh: UNPUBLISHED: (Short Story Writer, Novelist, and Aspiring Writer).

34.  Malick MS.  Jallow alias The Jallows: UNPUBLISHED: (Short Story Writer and Aspiring Novelist).

35.  Omar Lavali alias Dha Lavalizer: UNPUBLISHED: (Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Actor, Youth Leader, and Aspiring Writer).

36.   Muhammed Lamin Bittaye alias Muha Poet: UNPUBLISHED:  (Poet, Spoken Word Artist and Aspiring Writer).

37. Essa Jank : UNPUBLISHED : ( Poet, Motivational Speaker and Aspiring Writer).

38. Mustapha Sonko: UNPUBLISHED: (Poet and Aspiring Writer).

39. Haddy Jammeh: UNPUBLISHED: (Poetess, Activist, and Aspiring Writer).

40. Sally Daffeh alias Lady Marong: UNPUBLISHED: (Poetess and Aspiring Writer).

42.  Fatou Hydra alias Janding or Hyt: UNPUBLISHED: (Activist, Youth Leader and Aspiring Writer).

43. Musa Bah alias The Corrector: UNPUBLISHED: (Poet and Aspiring Writer).

44. Mallen  Jagne: UNPUBLISHED : ( Poetess, Short Story Writer, Gender Activist and Women's Right Advocate).

Prepared and written by The Young Writers' Association of The Gambia (YWAG)

 

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