It is acknowledged that creative writing, anywhere, remains a rather intensely personal affair, without being private. And indeed, it is because of the lack of privacy in creative writing that a nation should encourage the growth of its literary tradition. Writers do not just tell their stories or poets show their emotions; in their ‘moods’, they assume a multidimensional posture so as to be able to tell universally acceptable stories to appeal to different human senses. The contributors to this anthology are mostly first time writers, whose works have not found access in mainstream literary journals and publications. While a few names among these contributors may be known, in the local Sierra Leonean literary circles as having produced one kind of work or the other, their names do not usually ring a bell outside of Sierra Leone. This situation has to change and this is the reason that 'Leoneanthology' has been compiled and published.