Oct 1 2023
Next stop, The Gambia - the smallest country in West Africa, bringing you some amazing poetry.
In this episode Gyles & Aphra Brandreth’s journey around the Commonwealth takes them to The Gambia where they meet poet, short story writer, biographer and critic Dr Tijan M. Sallah, described by critics as one of Africa’s most significant poets and writers. Tijan shares his story growing up in Sere Kunda, Gambia, and the influence his teachers had on his becoming a writer. Sharing a poem by Lenrie Peters, the founding father of modern Gambian literature, as well as three of his own wonderful poems. Poems this episode include: We have Come Home by Lenrie Peters; I Come from a Country, and The Wisdom of First and Last, both from the collection I Come From A Country by Tijan M Sallah; and "Dawn Visit" from the poetry collection, Kora Land, by Tijan M Sallah.