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Reading: Meet Mohamed Dauda Kamara: A young Sierra Leonean Author who wrote a book on culture, teenage pregnancy, and safety of a child in Four Days.
Reading: Meet Mohamed Dauda Kamara: A young Sierra Leonean Author who wrote a book on culture, teenage pregnancy, and safety of a child in Four Days.

Meet Mohamed Dauda Kamara: A young Sierra Leonean Author who wrote a book on culture, teenage pregnancy, and safety of a child in Four Days.

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Young Sierra Leonean Author, Mohamed Dauda Kamara has written 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)

To buy the book, contact the Author on the following numbers:

+23230804743 Whatsapp or direct call

+23278597280

 

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Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean communication strategist, fixer, blogger, youth organiser, event manager, spokesperson, and public relations expert. His work has been regularly referenced and published by national and international media and public policy institutions. Sallu Kamuskay was a child during the brutal war in Sierra Leone. Growing up in the midst of conflict, Sallu witnessed unimaginable abuse of children and gross violations of human rights. The horrors he witnessed during the Civil War had a terrible impact on him at a very tender age. But despite the shock of the war, Sallu never lost hope. He started on a journey of recovery, studying, and working for a better future. At age 15, Sallu entered into the world of activism and advocacy. Sallu Kamuskay was the Vice President of the Young Leaders Organisation, a member of the National Youth Council. The Young Leaders is one of the oldest youth-led organisations in West Africa. The organisation was formed by a group of young leaders, and launched by the then Head of State/President of Sierra Leone. Sallu was part of the group of young leaders who participated in and contributed to the establishment of the National Youth Council. The Commonwealth supported the training for trainers programme with line ministries and youth stakeholders in which key, representatives of youth council, student union and civil society/private sector youth platforms were engaged and empowered in the effective engagement and inclusion of youth. Sallu is co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global multimedia and public relations firm based In Sierra Leone. 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