Oumar Farouk Sesay is a graduate of Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone and resident playwright of Bai Bureh Theatre in the hay days of Theatre in the '80s. Several of his plays were performed in the then City Hall and he won accolades among his peers. He veered into journalism and wrote for several local and international newspapers. He has been published in many anthologies of Sierra Leonean poets, including Lice in the Lion s Mane, Songs That Pour the Heart and Kalashnikov in the Sun. His first collection of poems; Salute to the Remains of a Peasant was published in America in 2007. The Edge of a Cry is his second collection of poems. His poems have been into German and Spanish.