Seereer Heritage Press
Seereer Heritage Press

Our Authors

Our authors are highly respected in their field, many of whom have been writing for years. See  below for our list of authors and click on their corresponding learn more button to be taken to their direct biographical page and list of works. 

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC)

The Seereer Resource Centre (SRC) was founded  with the aim of providing support services for education and research in Seereer culture, history and theology.

Alhaji Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof

The late Alhaji Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof, more commonly known as Cham Joof (pen name: Alh. A.E. Cham Joof) was a Gambian, historian, author, politician, broadcaster and statesman. During The Gambia's colonial period, he led a series of campaigns against the British colonial administration in order to lobby for The Gambia's independence. 

Professor Aliou "Mara" Dione

Professor Aliou Dione, also known as Professor Mara Dione is a Senegalese linguist, historian, researcher and author. He is the first person to to have written the Saafi-Saafi alphabet in the 1980s. He is the founder of UJECUS (Union des Jeunes Etudiants pour la Conservation et l’Unité de l’Ethnie Saafi) which later became ADLAS (Association pour le Développement de la Langue Saafi). The codification of Saafi-Saafi was led by ADLAS.

Professor Issa Laye Thiaw

Professor Issa Laye Thiaw, also known as Mbañik Caw (his Seereer name) is a scholar of Seereer religion and history, but perhaps better known for his work on Seereer religion and culture. 

Tamsier Joof

Tamsier Joof is the founder of the Seereer Resource Centre and Seereer Radio, and co-founder of Seereer Heritage Press. He holds an Accounting and Finance Degree, a Performing Arts Degree and a PGCE and has spent over 20 years in the entertainment and education sector as a performer, lecturer and consultant. 

Demba Sene

Demba Sene is the founder of Synergie des Forces pour le Development Inclusive de Sindia (SFDIS). The main goal of SFDIS is to sensitize the local community on development aspects, make proposals to local leaders and encourage unity among rural communities. He is also a co-founder of Seereer Heritage Press. 

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