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Meet the young Sierra Leonean Author who wrote a book on culture, teenage pregnancy, and safety of a child in Four Days.

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Meet The Young Sierra Leonean Book Author Who Wrote A Book On Culture, Teenage Pregnancy, And Safety Of A Child In Four Days.

Mohamed Dauda Kamara is a Sierra Leonean Journalist, book Author, poet activist and author of the book Tatamina born in Kono District, the eastern part of Sierra Leone, He works for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation in Makeni as a Presenter, Video Editor, camera operator, Reporter and Producer. His Book titled TATAMINA focused on our country’s culture, Traditional names, teenage pregnancy, strength of a woman, and abuse on women.  Mohamed Dauda Kamara holds a diploma in English Language and Literature revised and diploma in journalism revised from Alison in Ireland and has a certificate in Mass communication from the University of  Makeni. He did his primary and secondary school in Kono District, he attended the Pakistan Salone friendship primary school, Ansarul secondary school and Yengema secondary school respectively. He later moved to Makeni where he furthered his senior secondary school. He attended the Makeni Comprehensive academy where he sat to the West Africa Examination Council.

While in school,  Mohamed Dauda Kamara  served as head boy of the Ansarul Islamic Junior Secondary School in Yengema, Kono District, Eastern Sierra Leone and also served as head boy of the Makeni comprehensive  academy in Makeni, Bombali District, Northern Sierra Leone.

Mohamed Dauda Kamara journey of writing began as a little boy and always has his father as his best mentor. Over the course of his career, he has been regarded by many people as a good writer.

While writing the book at his home

Mohamed Dauda Kamara was inspired to be journalist when he was in his secondary school at the Yengema secondary school, he served as script editor, presenter and producer news for the school team. This inspired him to go into the world of journalism.

Mohamed Dauda Kamara while growing, was a fervent readers of books written by different authors, while reading, he was more particular to read books written by Sierra Leonean authors talking about our country’s culture, norms, traditional names like it is in the several books he has read written by foreign authors including things fall apart.

At an early age, he started asking himself questions around why aren’t their Sierra Leonean authors writing about our culture, traditions and traditional names, He wanted do something about this, He wanted to write a book depicting our culture, names and traditions. He started visiting nearby villages to learn about their tribe, culture and traditions. Being a journalist, his interest has always been giving voice to voiceless, after an extensive research, he chose the Yalunka tribe which is among the tribe with less population. He did so to give voice to the tribe and also talk about the tradition of the tribe. This greatly inspired him to write the book Tatamina, a book he wrote in four days. The word Tatamina is from our country’s Yalunka tribe which is among the smallest ethnic group in Sierra Leone. The Tatamina means cane stick which is a name given to a dog for saving the life of a child who falls in in the river.

Mohamed Dauda Kamara nearby villages to learn about their tribe, culture and traditions.

He is also the founder of creation world Sierra Leone, a group he founded in 2016 to train pupils and students the arts of writings. In 2017, Dauda’s idiom was published by the China Global Television Network (CGTN)

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+23230804743 Whatsapp or direct call

+23278597280

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Sallu Kamuskay

Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean activist, storyteller, and blogger. He was born in Sierra Leone but later relocated to Guinea as a refugee because of the war in his country. Sallu Kamuskay uses his phone to engage on social media, under the name ‘’Salone Messenger’. He Co-Founded the Salone Messenger platform after his experience of the war, Ebola, and injustices. According to him, silence was the root cause of war, and of many social injustices, we continue to face as a nation. In 2013, during the Ebola crisis, Sallu Kamuskay took the risk and volunteered to fight Ebola. He spent some months in both safe and unsafe places; helping the victims and telling their sad stories. The election in 2018, left a divided country with communities fighting on tribal lines. This inspired Sallu Kamuskay to serve as the coordinator of the United Sierra Leone peace concert, which was organized in 4 major parts of the country, targeting violent communities and troubled youth. Sallu Kamuskay led a group of entertainers, activists, and organizations across the country on a peace tour, a program supported by the European Union, United Sierra Leone, Africa Union, ECOWAS, and the Messeh Leone Trust. Sallu Kamuakay has also served as a staff writer for the Hidden Voices Magazine.
Over the years, Sallu Kamuskay has been using his Techno phone to be able to tell stories, the phone he used to tell the story of Gbessay during Ebola who was admitted at one of the Ebola treatment centers after rumors that she had Ebola when the actual sickness was ulcer, she was almost abandoned at the treatment canter with no medication provided to her. She could have died. Sallu told the story via social media and was able to secure funding from the United Sierra Leone to buy her medication and advocated for her. She was later discharged and taken home, He did the same to a patient that died and was abandoned in the street, Sallu Kamuskay used his phone and shared the message across, the corps was later taken and buried. It could have been more disaster without his voice. The story of late America Stress 3-year-old daughter. The hero’s daughter was abandon after his father's death. He shared her sad story and was able to get a sister who has taken the child as her own and is currently providing her with educational support. The article of America Stress can be read on the link below http://ayvnewspaper.com/index.php/k2-categories/item/7350-america-stress-a-hero-to-recognize.
Sallu Kamuskay feels the stories of Gbessay, America stress and that of many others need to be told. The media house we have cannot better tell these stories, they are better reporters than telling human interest stories. He created the Salone Messenger platform and brought together passionate storytellers to be able to tell these compelling stories.

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