The Gambia: Dr Seedy Drammeh Authors 11 More Books

A renowned Gambian author, Dr. Seedy Drammeh has added new collections to his literary oeuvre with the release of 11 more books.

Drammeh, who is also deputy head of human resources and administrator at the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA), launched his new books on Sunday at a ceremony held at the Ebujan Theatre.

At the ceremony, Dr. Drammeh said that his new books contain useful information that would significantly enhance the capacity of Gambians and non-Gambians alike.

“If there is any definition by which we are all guided, to define education in a few words, it will be the preparation of the mind and if one is able to prepare the mind through reading, then we have achieved our goal of promoting education. In our country. We believe that each of the books written is well organized and articulated, full of facts that can improve the capacity of any reader”, he said.

Therefore, the author invited all readers, especially the youth, to get a copy of the book, adding that the books are approved to be used in the country’s school system.

For his part, Michael Hamadi Secka, Curriculum Officer at the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education Region One, stressed the importance of having Gambian books in ‘our school system’.

Secka recalled that having ‘our books in schools would help motivate younger generations to adapt to the culture of reading and writing, noting that this, in turn, would help produce a better future for the next generation.

He described the simultaneous launch of all 11 books as historic and inspiring, showing that ‘we are capable and competent’.