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Poet Oumar Farouk Sesay pays tribute to the Importance Of Personal Responsibility in Sierra Leone

Oumar Farouk Sesay is a leading Sierra Leonean poet. His first volume of poems, "Salute to the Remains of a Peasant" was published in 2007. His second collection of poems, "The Edge of a Cry" was published in 2015 by the Sierra Leonean Writers Series (SLWS). Farouk is a graduate of Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. BECAUSE WE ARE POOR (For those who use poverty  as an excuse for our failings as a people) So, because we are poor, we must quarry  the mountains, gouge the boulders, let them roll  downhill. So, when it rains, the entire mountain  will peel off and cascade down the slope to end  our life of misery. Because we are poor, therefore, we must fell the  hundred years old trees, deplete the biodiversity  and haul the trees to China for nickels and dime like a man selling his kidney to buy whisky. Because we are poor, we must cut down trees  at the Guma valley reserve to starve the dam of water, then we demolish reservoirs and obstruct the pipe net

World Book Day 2021

In the run-up to World Book and Copyright Day, UNESCO launched the World Book Day bookfaceChallenge. Students, teachers, readers, as well as the book industry and library services have been invited to express their love for reading by participating in this challenge . UNESCO also shared materials to help engage all communities of readers, individuals, and institutions.  23 April is the date on which authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. This date was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a worldwide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone to access books. How many books have you read on the " Amazon Best Sellers: Best Sellers in African Literature " list? 1. "Return to the Enchanted Island: A Novel," Johary Ravaloson 2. "Things Fall Apart," Chinua Achebe 3. "Americanah," Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 4. "Half of a Yellow Sun

Susan's Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone

An undated aerial photo of Susan's Bay, Freetown by Wallin Eleazar Riebel of Otterbein University. The postcard was digitized in March 2006 and the digital publisher is the Otterbein University Library. The original photo is stored in the repository of the Otterbein University Library Archives. Postcard captioned, "Susan's Bay, Sierra Leone." Aerial view, looking inland. ( Susan's Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone ) On Wednesday, March 24, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr Mayor of Freetown wrote on Facebook :  "J ust left the scene of a terrible fire at Susan’s Bay. The entire community has been burnt to the ground. Thousands are affected. We won’t know the full scale of the disaster until tomorrow when we conduct an assessment with NDMA and other partners. Many children are missing, separated from their parents in the chaos. Twelve children were at the FSU at Eastern Police station. We understand that other children might have boarded boats moored on the wharf. Devastating to w