Book Launch: AfriKa Not AfriCa by Modou Lamin Age-Almusaf Sowe, World Writers' Association (WoWA)
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SYNOPSIS OF THE BOOK AFRIKA NOT AFRICA BY MODOU LAMIN AGE-ALMUSAF SOWE
This collection of poems speaks volumes about the new Gambia under democracy, The Gambia then under dictatorship, and expressed the poet’s love towards his heartbeat. It further addresses global politics, a modern world religion, and the new world order. The title of the book takes its name from the current happenings in Africa— war, corruption, coup d’état, hatred, poverty, bribery, the inferiority of the black race, to name a few. Haunting, gripping, and lyrical— a book you won’t want to put down for its distinct diction and inexplicable eloquence: an excellent début that sensitively prophesies the coming of the Anti-Christ and the present chaos in the world, in connection to Islam and terrorism.
It also centers on African leaders and poor governance and corruption. It's descriptive, lyrical, and poignant and creates an intimate and visceral read that is both solid mystery and a fast-faced in psychological poetry in a world of deception. The author defined politics as ‘intellectual deception’; stating that they will charge us with having capably allowed destruction of some of those records of Creation we had in our power to conserve. And, while professing to regard every living thing as the direct handiwork and best evidence of a Creator, yet, with a strange inconsistency, seeing many of us perish irrevocably from the face of the earth by living like slaves in our minds. It’s the great age of deception that imprisoned a man in his mind. If the world is blind, not everyone is deaf. You are either with God, or you are with Satan. Thematically, the author sets a precedent for a great deal that followed the ‘mind control’ - as a catalyst of misleading people.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Modou Lamin Sowe was born on 7th January in Bakau Newtown, The Gambia, West Africa. He attended Kabafita Lower and Upper Basic School in Brikama town, and proceeded to Masroor Senior Secondary School where he graduated high school. ML Sowe adopted the pen name Modou Lamin Age-Almusaf Sowe back in high school, and was awarded the title of the Best Student of the year 2013.
He's an emerging West African writer, a renowned playwright, a poet, novelist, short story writer, blogger, and teacher-librarian. Sowe is the founder of the Young Writers' Association of the Gambia (YWAG) and Executive Director of the World Writers' Association (WoWA).
He is also the author of Don't Judge The Book By The Cover, AfriKa Not AfriCa, The Throne of The Ghost and The Memories of Reflection. ML started writing at the age of 14, and won the Best Young Gambian Writer Award for the Year 2019 and is the WAG Laureate for Children's Literature 2019. He was featured in TWAWEZA, an anthology of 24 African Non-Fiction Stories published by the African Writers Development Trust (AWDT) during the PenPen Africa Writers Residency.
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