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Oumar Farouk Sesay

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Oumar Farouk Sesay was resident playwright of Bai Bureh Theatre in the '80s. He also 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" . Farouk has also written short stories - "The Price", published by SLWS and "Closure", by Sierra Arts publishers. His first volume of poems, "Salute to the Remains of a Peasant" was published in 2007 in America. His second collection of poems, "The Edge of a Cry" and his first novel, "Landscape of Memories" , were published in 2015 by SLWS. He was Cadbury Visiting Fellow in 2009 at the Centre for West African Studies in the University of Birmingham, UK. Farouk has participated in several poetry festivals and workshops in Sierra Leone, UK, Colombia, United States, Hong Kong and China. His poems have been translated into German and Spanish. He is a graduate from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.