The Sun Will Soon Shine (2004) by Sally Singhateh, and
Costly Prices (2005) by Ramatoulie Othman
Books reviewed by:
Dr Pierre Gomez
University of The Gambia
In Costly Prices (2005) by Ramatoulie Othman, the theme centres on tourism which has both economic and cultural gains as well as disadvantages. The story is about three Gambian friends, Musa, Kadri and Lamin who through connections with European friends are able to travel to Europe hoping for a better future. The story however focuses also on the plight of the women left behind by these men and expected to wait for them while they are married to other European women. It also portrays the differences between European and Gambian women on issues relating to decision making, economic independence and culture.