- Street / Area: 2 Garba Jahumpa Road
- City: Bakau
- Country: Gambia
- Phonenumber: 7330003
- Website: http://majagapublishing.weebly.com
- Book shops specialized in: Publishing
- New or Used: New
- Listed: June 6, 2016 2:41 pm
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Majaga Publishing House Gambia – high standard, illustrated, children’s books and novels.
MAJAGA Publishing House Gambia is passionate about African Literature, African History and African Stories. The company is committed to publishing African books of high standard & impeccable quality; that enrich the lives of those who read them.
Mission: Live, Learn & Grow
African children were raised with stories that were told from generations to generations. In each story, there is a hidden message intended to teach the child many things such as: responsibility, humility, ambition, courage, respect, patience, singing and most importantly how to appreciate the African culture. Storytelling was compliment of each evening before children go to bed.Today, the art of the verbal story telling is being lost.
Majaga Publishing House is the brainchild of Harr Freeya Njai, PhD. Who is interested in bringing back â€œLaybone Loupaneâ€ in a written and illustrated form. This new form will bring the self-interest from the children and hence engage the parent. As a working parent herself, she has forgotten many of the stories her grandmother and mother told me her. Like Dr. Njai, many parents are in the same predicament, and they educate their children using imported European or American stories, especially Disney. Learning and appreciating a foreign culture is important in this global village BUT knowing and appreciating your own is equally important.
In addition, Dr. Njai is interested in publishing novels from budding Gambian writers and encourage them to put their pen skills to the test. In Gambia; being a journalist or a writer is never the “creme de la creme” of careers YET writing skills is one thing you cannot do without.
MAJAGA Publishing House will actively document and archive “Leeybon Loupane” in written text, illustrated children’s book and video documentaries. The company will also allow interested authors to submit traditional stories. Chosen stories will be illustrated, packaged, printed, marketed and distributed by the company. In addition, the company will engage in reading sessions in collaboration with other players to make events for both the children and parents to enjoy.
MAJAGA Publishing House is set to produce high standard, illustrated, children’s books and novels. To compete both at home and in the international market. These books will:
â€¢ Revive the â€œLeeyboon Loupaneâ€ culture in The Gambia and beyond.
â€¢ Formally document our culture, which is currently in a state of oblivion.
â€¢ Entertain inform and educate.
â€¢ Start a reading culture among children from an early age.
â€¢ Involve parents in narrating local folk tales and fables to their children.
â€¢ Give an opportunity to Gambians in the diaspora to teach their children the local culture.
â€¢ Teach African children in the diaspora important ethnic phrases and cultures.
â€¢ Encourage Gambians to publish original stories for children.
â€¢ Cultivate and promote the talent of Gambian artists.
â€¢ Expose our vibrant and unique culture abroad.
Visit the website of Majaga Publishing House Gambia for more information. Click here.
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