Hannael, an African-American who arrives in The Gambia in 2021, opened a Pan African liberary in Kombo Gunjur.
On November 1, 2021, Hannael arrived in The Gambia with her three sons.
She had a mission to not only give her children a better life by returning to her ancestral homeland, but she was on a mission to provide culturally relevant literature to the children and adults of The Gambia.
Within 6 months, the Pan African Library of The Gambia was open. Not only is this library curated specifically for African people, but the best part is that it is FREE to all who want to learn. Regardless to age and academic level, all are FREE to use the library for studying, reading and researching. Just one month past the Grand Opening on May 15, 2022, the library is already hosting an adult Book Club, weekly Game Night and Nightly study table for serious readers. Schools have traveled from as far as Ghana Town to introduce their students to Pan Africanism via the Pan African Library of The Gambia.
In a phone conversation with one of his interned-staff Abdoulie Bajo, a UTG student, he said ”she is an African American, originally from Cincinnati state in America, and currently living in The Gambia. She established a Pan-African library of The Gambia located in Kombo Gunjur Village. She is living with her three children in Gunjur where she has a library.”