ISBN 9789789497133
Pages 102
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2016
Publisher Malthouse Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback

The Throne of the Ghost

by Modou Lamin Age-Almusaf Sowe

In four hundred and eighty moons ago or thereabout, when Africa was a huge farmland, there lived a king in a place known today as Niamina Dankunku, who was endowed with dignity as a result of his wisdom and unquestionable character and well known within the Senegambia, Guinea and Mali region. He had two wives and six children, his first son Ishaq was to succeed him upon his death, but Sheriff, his second son, and his mother Awa, led Ishaq astray and planned to kill him. Maimuna, the Jinn who loves Ishaq, was afraid to tell him. But Mariama, a friend of Maimuna, also a Jinn, stepped into their relationship and made things more difficult for Maimuna... Athough the play is entirely fictional and any resemblance to any person death or alive is coincidental, it, of course, reflects some of what is typical in human affairs today – jealousies, intrigues, rivalries and compromises.

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About the Author

Modou Lamin Age-Almusaf Sowe

Modou Lamin Age-Almusaf Sowe was born in Bakau Newtown, The Gambia. He attended Kabafita Lower and Upper Basic School in Brikama and proceeded to Masroor Senior School. While schooling, he also worked as a Senior Radio presenter at FMB radio station in Brikama and won the Third Prize category in the State of the World’s Population 2005. Modou first literary work,  Don’t Judge the Book By the Cover, was well received. He is the founder and chairperson of the Young Writers Association of The Gambia (YWAG), formerly known as the National Literary Award for Young Writers (NLAWFY), and founder/chairperson of the Youths and Children in Media Development (YCHIMED).  He was the first Regional Chairperson of the National Patriotic Students’ Association (NaPSA) for West Coast Region.

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