AbOUT THIS BOOK
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:
Makaylah in the Media
Please Take a Moment To Read My Media Coverage
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
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Some Pictures From Gambia
Photos from my travels.
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