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A Memorable Homecoming (Part 2)

05/22/2010 16:33
May 22nd, 2010 In the second of a three-part article on his and little cousin Mariama's last year's trip to Africa for the first time in nine years, the author recounts his arrival in Dakar. He experiences some of the usual hassles for any Africa traveler: unreliable passenger cars and foreign...

Sponsorship of Primary Schools (Koba Kunda, St George's and St Joseph's)

05/20/2010 22:37
 April 18th, 2010  On February 15th, 2010, Mamadou Sellou Jallow hand-delivered the sum of D8,400 donated by the Basse Association, Inc. to the three primary schools in Basse. He gives an account of the ceremony, and makes some observations and recommendations.  A Narrative...

An Interview with the PRO of Basse Association

04/18/2010 12:57
  March 16th, 2010 Pa Samba Johm was born and raised in Basse. He is the Public Relations Officer of the Basse Association, Inc. and also the President of the Gambian Association of Michigan (GAM). He attended Muslim High School and later became Deputy Head Boy of St. Augustine's High...

A Memorable Homecoming (Part 1)

03/10/2010 20:55
March 3rd, 2010 The author and his niece visited home for the first time in years. In the first installment of a three-part article, we learn of the difficulties of travel preparations. Getting an Affidavit of Travel Permission notarized for little Mariama turned out to be such a hassle. Chaotic...

Inauguration of Executive Committee

02/18/2010 22:12
The Basse Association Inc. Steering Committee would like to thank the general membership, the people of Basse and the well-wishers of the township of Basse for allowing us to run the day to day operations of the association during the transition period.  With the election of an Executive...

Reflections on Childhood

12/23/2009 22:15
  December 23rd, 2009 Long Time Gone By Cherno Baba Jallow The author, wearing a memory cap and deep in self-reflection, combs through his childhood days in Basse. He writes an interesting account of the lives and times of the distant past.  The other day I was searching for an old...

The Success of Basse Association Lies in Our Own Hands

12/07/2009 22:24
December 7th, 2009  By Amadou Basiru Jallow and M.B. Krubally Six months ago, the thought of having a worldwide Basse association geared towards giving back to a community that has given so much to its residents (citizens and non-citizens alike) over many generations, was on the minds of many...

Explaining the Nomination Process by Yorro K. Sanyang

12/07/2009 22:20
  December 7th, 2009   The Poll Officers: Yorro Wuyeh Sanyang (Moderator), Haruna Farage (Constitutional Consultant), Ousman Kamara (Secretary) Recently, the Poll Officers issued a statement on the time line of the electoral process. I would like to elaborate on the whole process from...

Editorial - November 22nd, 2009

11/22/2009 22:33
November 22nd, 2009 Basse United Ousainou Krubally's narrative of his recent Basse trip is an interesting read. On a personal level, it must have been a great homecoming for a native son. Ousainou both interacted and worked with the townsfolk. He participated in community activities. He met with...

A Remarkable Visit Home

11/22/2009 22:27
November 22nd, 2009 Basse Association Steering Committee member Ousainou Krubally recently returned home to Germany following a trip to The Gambia. He spent days in Basse, talking to both the elders and the youth, met with members of both the town-based Basse Youth Association (BYA) and the...
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Basse History Debated


10/11/2009 13:56
The Past Explained Sometimes, in the silence of your own solitude, you find yourself lost in picturesque thoughts, in wonderland. Your mind is talking to itself. Imaginations are running aplenty. If you have a fondness for nostalgia, then you cruise down memory lane, reflecting on, say, childhood,...

Basse: A History Buried in Syllables

10/11/2009 13:49
 By Ebrima Kamara  "Deficiency in our languages has effects beyond not being able to speak them; it affects our sense of history, our sense of reality and our worldview in general." - Ebrima Kamara Please allow me to say a word concerning the depiction of the history of Basse, which has...


10/11/2009 13:40
  By Cherno Baba Jallow I guess now we are all agreed that this debate has gotten really interesting. I am sure it has been a learning experience, at least for some of us keen about history and the historical. But lest the importance and purpose of this debate collapse in a constellation of...


10/11/2009 13:23
  By Momodou Baldeh It seems you’ve succeeded in igniting an interesting debate between Cherno Baba Jallow and me. I would like to respond to some of the questions and observations he raised in his last posting. He is right that I’ve never come across a Samba Sowe throughout my research...

Who Founded Basse?

10/11/2009 13:21
Since this is a website for and about Basse, we thought it fitting to publish the debate on Basse history first carried by the Gainako newspaper in 2007. The edited versions have been reprinted here with the expressed permission of Gainako and the participants.   By Cherno Baba...

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