Here's one reason why many will never forget the 2nd International Sable Litfest (13 - 15 July 2007) which took place in The Gambia. Straight after the litfest, on 16th July, the organiser & publisher of Sable Litmag, the irrepressible literary activist Kadija George married Dr Wayne Edge - on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. As well as a conventional wedding ceremony, the couple also performed an old African American marriage rite, the 'Jumping of the Broom'. The high point perhaps, was when the bride's mother broke the kolanut and shed tears of joy as she called on the ancestors to bless the union. The bride's sister, Saffi Haines, was the Maid of honour.
In addition to family members, writers made up a large number of wedding guests. Among them were: Jack Mapanje, Dorothea Smartt, Judy Buckrich (chair of the International PEN Women Writers' Committee), Blessing Musariri, Courttia Newland, Doreen Baingana, Binyavanga Wainaina, Rommi Smith, Jessica L. Huntley, Andreah Enisuoh etcetera etcetera.