A Banjul- born Christian and author has chronicled the trials and tribulations the Christian community in The Gambia has gone through during ex-President Yahya Jammeh’s rule after declaring the country as an Islamic state.
With 180 pages and 28 chapters, the book captures the challenges the Gambian churches faced in the former regime.
The author delves into the activities that took place in the country, the efforts of the International community, the Gambian Christian Council and Gambians of all faiths who believe in a secular state.
These concerted efforts with God’s intervention, he argued, led to the unprecedented favourable outcome of the of the December 1st election.
It is an inspirational, accurate and detailed reporting of events that led to the birth of the 3rd Gambian Republic.
The book launching is taking place at the Gambia Pastoral Institute (GPI) on Friday, 7th July; starting at 5 PM. Entrance is free!
Who is the author?
Philip Saine was born in Banjul and attended St. Augustine’s High School. He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental and Occupational Health from the University of Dundee in Scotland.
Philip worked as Public Health Officer at the Ministry of Health, Lecturer in Public Health and Occupational Health at the School of Public Health -The Gambia College and spent 21 years in Saudi Arabia as an expatriate Environmental Health Specialist.
He also worked briefly as Project Manager at the Catholic Development Office (CaDO)-The Gambia.
Philip is a founder member ‘Juliet-i-Yall yi’ (now St. Therese’s Senior Choir) and actively involved in different church activities.