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Sierra Leone News: Two Sierra Leonean novels launched

The Sierra Leone Writers Series (SLWS) in collaboration with other academic stakeholders on Friday 26 October 2018 launched two Sierra Leonean novels, title ” The Dream and  the Strange fulfilment”  together with the author biography  at the  British Council Auditorium. The novels were written by Professor Kosonike Koso- Thomas and his biography was written by Dr Michael Wundah Principal of IMATECH institution. Chairing the launching , Agalie Badara Savage noted that ” we are not only launching a book today but also , were are celebrating the life of an icon , who has contributed greatly to nation development.  He pointed out that it is difficult to see an engineer , who is  a great writer , writing out of his field and also a prolific artist. According to the author of Professor Konsonike Koso – Thomas biography Dr Wundah that , Professor Thomas is a reformer , who has  successfully reformed Fourah Bay College, with a lot of innovations. He said he has the finesse and the heart of success.  In one of his books that was up for sale title “Sierra Leone higher education is at a cross road”, the book traces the establishment of a faculty of engineering in a traditional liberal arts university. The author shows how it was difficult to alter tradition , even when change was necessary for development in a country. Giving a statement on behalf of Sierra Leone Writers Series, Professor Mallam Sankoh said that he is the publisher of those books, and they are of international standard,adding that he  already published four books for the author Konsonike Koso Thomas  and over 100 titles generally. The books were s being sold  at 100,000 Leone’s per copy and Professor Sankoh said that they are also available at Amazon. He encouraged Sierra Leoneans to be writing and assured them  of free publication through his SLWS platform, adding that it is their own contribution together with his wife to nation building. ” When you read Konsonike’s  books, you see something that relate to you. We are not only publishing books but also encourage people to read.” Launching the books , the Vice President Dr Juldeh Jalloh said for an engineer to be writing novels and also  an expert in artistic work, shows how the author is multi talented. I am very proud about his modest contribution to society. ” He emphasized that Sierra Leoneans will always be proud of him and remembers his works to nation building  Koso – Thomas is a prolific writer, that has written 61 books and journals ,  amongst his fortes are autobiographies , biographies and sentimental aesthetic free-verse poetry. He has successfully painting exhibitions to his credits in the United Kingdom and Sierra Leone.

By Mohamed J. Bah

Monday October 29, 2018.

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