The Playbook of a Tyrant, a fictional novel authored by an award-winning Gambian journalists is now available on Amazon, Kobo, ITunes, Lulu among others.
The novel uses fictional characters and scenes to depict the rise and fall of former leader Yahya Jammeh and the fear that characterized his rule.
The eBook narrates how disgruntled soldiers, led by a young man later to be known as Saikou Manneh, who staged a protest against the government were disarmed, detained but later set free.
This happens as the country’s president, Jakali Sanneh, was away.
Behind the country’s State House docked a military ship by Babylonia. Their mission was a joint military exercise with soldiers of Kanan (a fictional country representing Gambia), so they claimed.
Except that the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, President Sanneh, was not aware of this military exercise.
The book is a narration of how one of post-independent Africa’s earliest multi-party democracies was thrown into a dictatorship and suspicious international powers that might have backed the coup.
Mustapha K Darboe, a correspondent for Turkey News Agency and senior reporter at Kerr Fatou, has started journalism in 2014.
He is a three times national journalism awards winner.