Ibrahima Ba is a native of Tambacounda, a region in the south-east of Senegal. After his studies in public law and political science until Master II at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, he continued his studies in France with the dream of joining Sciences Po and doing political communication. Today, service manager at the Directorate of Solidarity of the Departmental Council of the Moselle, He holds a degree in Political Science in Public and Institutional Communication at the Institut d’Études Politiques in Strasbourg and in Management and Project Management at the IAE in Metz.
Ibrahima Ba is passionate about oratory art. Having participated in and won several eloquence and public speaking competitions, he loves theatre, music and regularly teases writing from all angles. Diam Welly is his first novel, and his second book, a highly political essay, will be published in the days to come.
For Ibrahima BA, writing is above all a passion. An adventurous writer as he defines himself, he considers writing as a calabash in which he pours his bile against an unjust, inhuman society, but also and above all a society imbibed by professional politicians disconnected from the realities of the people. Whether in prose, verse or through dramaturgy, which he teases, he seeks through his pen to promote love, hope, but above all humanity. Thus, he writes to reconcile with himself.
His first novel, as its name suggests, “Diam Welly” literally means “Peace is Pleasant” in the sense of “Haven of Peace”. In this book, he paints an African village with its good and bad aspects. An Africa that is not aware of its glorious past to hope for a bright future. And that is why she bows before the defects of what he calls in the book the “New World”. More explicitly, Diam Welly is a village where peace and harmony reigned. The Peuhl community lived with the Mandingos without distinction. The joy of life had taken up residence there; men and women were in communion. Karamokho, a worthy and well-respected man in the village, lived there with his wife Coumba, a virtuous woman that all men would have liked to have in their concession. Tradition had succeeded in building a just society, made of solidarity, love and mutual aid.
However, modernity or the New World will not leave Diam Welly unscathed since it will make him resolutely engage in a new era of mutations affecting morals, morality, codes and conduct favoring, ipso facto, the emergence of individuals like Sellou courting Karamokho’s then absent wife governed by the satisfaction of their pleasure and personal interests.
The story told in this book is only a pretext to evoke current issues related to politics and politics, justice, education, training, immigration. The work illustrates certain aspects of life that we tend to forget, namely simplicity, authenticity and eternity.
For Ibrahima BA, life does not always offer us what we want. It may seem unjust. But his justice lies in this injustice. That is why we must have faith, follow our path and know how to make choices.