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Editorial - November 2nd, 2009
...And Now The Hard Work Begins A ratified constitution, a new logo, the Basse Association (BA) is gradually but certainly emerging out of the early-stage constraints that often characterize the dilemmas of infant community groups. The beginning is usually a rough and tumble exercise in...>>
Editorial - September 12th, 2009
For the Betterment of Basse As you may have already seen above, the Basse Association, Inc., herewith formally introduces to you the members of the Steering Committee. We have published their biographies and photos to help you familiarize yourselves with these individuals who have been...>>
Remembering the Basse High Level Football Field
August 20th, 2009 By Cherno Baba Jallow Michigan, USA I recall going home to Basse for the summer vacation back in 1990. Arriving a day before a major scheduled Nawetaan match, the town was highly vibrant. The next afternoon, I was among the throng of people, the would-be spectators rushing to...>>
Basse History Debated
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
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...>>
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...>>
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?
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...>>