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Literary Meditation/Seasonal Smiles

04/01/2012 00:49
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 By Cherno Baba Jallow Seasonal Smiles I lay in bed, eyes wide open. I know it is time to get up and get going. But I am bed-ridden, failing at every urge to jump into motion. I am like a fly in amber. Except for the muffled sounds of thoughts streaming...

Veteran Status - Photos

04/01/2012 00:47
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Sports/Basse Football Basse Association Sports Secretary and former Basse United FC midfielder Ousainou (Ous) Krubally shows he still has gas in the tank; starring for a veterans' team during a game at the Basse Mini Stadium, December,...

Comment/The Dilemma of the Immigrant Parent

03/20/2012 11:28
Monday, March 12, 2012 The Dilemma of the Immigrant Parent To send or not to send? Immigrant parents face the daunting challenge of deciding whether to raise their children in their adopted countries or send them home. By Amadou Basiru Jallow Immigrants in general face the...

Dialogue with Mr. Cherno S. Jallow, QC --- Former Attorney General, British Virgin Islands

03/11/2012 16:52
Friday, March 2, 2012 Cherno S. Jallow, QC Herewith, we begin a series of interviews with Gambian professionals, who are operating far, far away from the glare of Gambian media. They can be found right there at home or in Tanzania or Eritrea or Afghanistan or in the plush offices of...

Alex Aley and Juffure: the Day He Arrived

03/01/2012 12:39
Thursday, February 23, 2012 When Alex Haley Arrived The Author of Roots Reminisces About His First Juffure Visit. In Juffure: Binta Kinte, Alex Haley, Unknown In our third and final article commemorating Black History Month, we publish below an essay by the late Alex Haley,...

Happy Birthday, Gambia!/Jawara and 1965

02/23/2012 16:38
February 18, 2012 Founding Father In his book "Kairaba," Jawara comes out as a pragmatist during the push for Gambian Independence. By Cherno Baba Jallow With countries such as Tunisia, Morocco, Ghana, Guinea gaining autonomy from colonial rule in the 1950s, demands for Independence in...

Photos - Nasir Ahmadiyya Senior Secondary School

02/17/2012 20:19
February 11, 2012 During a Recent Trip to Basse, Momodou Saidou Jallow, a. k. a. Apache, Toured His Alma Mater. He Relived Old Memories And Took Some Pictures. Nasir at a Glance The Longevity of Art: Redesigned And Expanded World Maps on One of the School Walls, First Done in the...

Black History Month (Take One)/The Chronicles of Two Senegambian Slaves

02/11/2012 10:59
February 6, 2012 The Chronicles of Two Senegambian Slaves Ayuba Suleiman Diallo,  Phyllis Wheatley Their stories are similar although not identical. Both Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (Job Ben Solomon) and Phyllis Wheatley were born in the Senegambia region and sold into slavery. Some...

Basse Diaspora: Giving Back, And Big!

02/06/2012 15:15
Thursday January 26, 2012 How a Diaspora Organization is Participating in Local Development. The Basse Association, Inc. recently donated medical supplies, which included drugs, beds and other essential items, to the Basse Health Center. This was the second time in the last two years that the...

Over 2m Hits for My Basse in 2011

01/26/2012 12:43
January 9, 2012 Dear Readers: Last year, My Basse registered a total of 2262624 hits. Our readership spanned the globe. We thank our readers for the support. We are hugely indebted to for anchoring us on their widely-read website. This has contributed immensely to our readership...
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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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