This book is Makaylah Safiya Williams' first book, which is based on a true story.


    She bravely travelled to The Gambia despite having fears about lions roaming the streets. When she arrived, Makaylah discovered that television did not tell the full story; there were no lions to be found only beautiful people from the African Diaspora with amazing stories to tell.


    Parents agree this is a great bedtime companion for children aged 8+. Educators can use the quiz page at the back of the book as well as the poetry challenge for classroom learning activities.


    'My First Trip to The Gambia' is a great way to teach children more about the continent of Africa and develop their confidence, self-esteem and sense of adventure.


    10% of book sales will be donated to the

    Manhood Academy for Boys' rites of passage

    programme and The Womanhood Academy for Girls.

  • Thank you all who attended my book launch

    On Saturday 4th May 2019 I had my book launch at The Redmond Community Centre inManor House.


    Over 200 people attended, it was like an African village, people were talking, children were everywhere, I was so emotional. Special guests included


    On the day there will be:

    • Andrew Muhammad
    • Alim Kamara
    • Black Arts Theatre 
    • Griot Chinyere
    • Peaches Publications
    People dressed in African attire, they looked amazing. People travelled from the Midlands, Bristol and all over London.
    I am so lucky to be apart of a loving village.
    Thank you Africa X5, Love is Just a Verb, Port Royal Patties, Womanhood Academy Michelle and Rouchelle, the guests, friends and family.

  • Makaylah in the Media

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    Hackney Gazette

    Read My Article In The Hackney Gazette

    Makaylah Williams: debut book from 12-year-old inspired by her travels to West Africa

    PUBLISHED: 13:47 13 May 2019

    The Voice Newspaper

    Read My Article In The Voice Newspaper 12 Year Old Celebrates Launch Of Her First Book

    PUBLISHED: 28/03/2019

    BBC London

    Watch a FACEBOOK Live stream direct from within The BBC.


    Africa X5

    Watch my first ever video - Africa X5

    PUBLISHED: 11/04/2019​

    Islington Gazette

    Read My Article In The Islington Gazette

    Makaylah Williams: debut book from 12-year-old inspired by her travels to West Africa

    PUBLISHED: 13:47 13 May 2019

    International News: Canada

    Read My Article In Canada’s leading Caribbean newspaper​

    Makaylah Williams: debut book from 12-year-old inspired by her travels to West Africa

    PUBLISHED: 30th May 2019

  • My Dad’s Latest Book

    My Dad is an amazing role model. He is also an author and has 3 books available. This page is dedicated to his latest book "The Gift of Manhood Rites of Passage Activity Book, Volume 1"


    The aim of this children’s activity book is to create self-pride, self-esteem, self-worth, confidence and knowledge of self in today's children.

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    Pre Order for 2020 - Rites of Passage Activity Book for Boys
    THIS IS the world’s first RITES OF PASSAGE ACTIVITY BOOK FOR CHILDREN. IT has been DESIGNED TO HELP our SONS discover MANHOOD. We want them to be comfortable speaking about manhood and we want to give them tools to help them get there.

    This is volume ONE - The earth cycle.
    within this activity book you can

    Over 100 A4 pages of fun filled facts and activities, tasks and micro-projects.
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    Written by Makaylah S Williams

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