Gambian Women: Profiles and Historical Notes by Hassoum Ceesay
In this exhaustively researched book, Gambian Women: Profiles and Historical Notes, Ceesay picks up the story of women’s contribution in the development of this country from where he left in his previous book, Gambian Women: An Introductory History (2007). Here he profiles Gambian women pioneers in administration, education and politics and also dissects the critical role of women’s associations in social development in Banjul between 1930 and 1965. In the last part of the book, the reader is introduced to some rare historical documents on Gambian women’s history dug out of archives in Banjul, London and Freetown. These documents are invaluable primary sources on this interesting aspect of Gambian history.