FOROYAA Newspaper (Serrekunda)

23 November 2012

Gambia: Yankuba Mamburay Launches Two Books

Yankuba Mamburay, Senior University Relations Officer, will today hold a Book Launch at the Law faculty of UTG, between MDI and GRTS in Kanifing, on Friday, 23 November 2012, commencing at 4pm. The event will be graced by several dignitaries, including the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, the Vice Chancellor of the University of the Gambia, Deans and Heads of Departments of UTG, authors and novel laureates.

The two books to be launched are 'The Search for a Lost Brother' and 'The Mysterious Odyssey of a Village Boy'.

The first book 'The Search for a Lost Brother' is a true, non-fiction story, narrated by the author, about a brother who traveled before the birth of the author. The family, after several years, came to know that the brother was in the war-torn country, Liberia. During the war, Mr. Mamburay embarked on a journey to look for his brother and was apprehended by Charles Taylor's troops at gunpoint. It is the story of a Gambian family.

The second 'The Mysterious Odyssey of a Village Boy' is a mystery book that spans over four decades of the life of a little boy who mysteriously found himself in a strange world, in a web bigger than himself. He was brought up in the most brutal and inhumane condition which helped build in him the spirit of a great man. The boy had to spend his entire life trying to find out why he was in the situation that he found himself in. He (and readers) would be surprised by the turn of circumstances and what human beings can do to turn things around.

According to the organizers, the books, which cost D200 each, will be on sale on the ground.

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