Funded £8,410

Amy Pitt, artist and creator of Tallin Tallin, has been visiting The Gambia since 2004, and began developing the idea of this project in 2005. After years spent collecting and documenting traditional stories from across the country, she ran a crowdfunding campaign to collect the stories into beautifully illustrated books, to be distributed across schools and libraries in The Gambia.

“In The Gambia, schools and libraries often contain many generously-donated books from Europe and America, but none of these have a solid rooting in, or understanding for, the landscape and the people of the places they are located.”