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Rare Autobiography By Enslaved West African Scholar

Rare Autobiography By Enslaved West African Scholar

By Wendi Maloney This is a guest post by Mary-Jane Deeb, chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division. Omar Ibn Said. Courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. In the summer of 2017, the African and Middle Eastern Division of the[Read More…]

by March 6, 2019 0 comments Culture, Religion
Classic Islam Skeptical About Separation Of Power

Classic Islam Skeptical About Separation Of Power

Nyancho, thanks for the robust theological defense proffered in terms of women and men’s equality with reference to Islamic doctrines. However, I must take exception to the criticism levelled against the doctrine of separation of powers. Indeed, classic Islam and Middle Eastern culture have always[Read More…]

by March 29, 2017 3 comments Culture
Dear Non-Black Muslims, Stop Hiding Behind Quran, Sunnah And Bilal

Dear Non-Black Muslims, Stop Hiding Behind Quran, Sunnah And Bilal

By Bamanamuso (farafinna.wordPress.com) Dear non-Black Muslims, stop hiding behind the Qur’an, the Sunnah and Bilal (Radhiallahu ‘anhu / May God Be Pleased With Him) As-salam ‘alaykum. Yes, on top of being Black and a woman I am Muslim. Couldn’t get any better. Most of my[Read More…]

by January 21, 2016 1 comment Culture, Religion, Society
Despite Jammeh’s Mockery, Gambian Woman Remains A Hot Cake

Despite Jammeh’s Mockery, Gambian Woman Remains A Hot Cake

It is a big relief to come across an article that proves the worth of a Gambian woman. The article, published shortly after President Yahya Jammeh hauled insults and mockery at Gambian women, explains why most men love to marry our women. The article runs[Read More…]

by December 13, 2015 16 comments Culture, Society
Tradition Versus Modernity

Tradition Versus Modernity

Time to end forceful approach to issues by making dialogue and intelligent reasoning the method to convince others. The response to those who ask if I support  President Jammeh’s views on skin bleaching, which was made with contempt and misplace remarks. This is my brief[Read More…]

by December 11, 2015 0 comments Culture, Society
Iman Conta On Kairo Radio Today

Iman Conta On Kairo Radio Today

Kairo Radio’s Mohammed Lamin Sillah today chats with the talented Swedish-Gambian whose composed song sells over 80 million copies in Europe. Iman Conta, the chart-topping artiste is the daughter of a legendary Gambian reggae singer Demba Conta. The unschooled Niani Yona native left his homeland[Read More…]

by December 2, 2015 0 comments Culture