Salone News

Press Release-Cotton Tree Magazine

13 February 2006 at 01:59 | 468 views

The Cotton Tree magazine
17 Kempe House, Burbage Close
London SE1 4EN
Tel: 02073786192 Mob: 07946490569

08 February 2006

The launch of a spectacular Sierra Leonean glossy magazine

The launching of one of Sierra Leone’s finest glossy magazine is expected to bring many Sierra Leoneans across the UK closer to witness the event. The Cotton Tree is launching its spectacular second edition at Aylesbury Youth Centre, Off Thurlow Street, Inville Walk, London SE17 2HY, on February 19, 16.00 - 20.00. Refreshment will be available and special performances by top Sierra Leonean artists in the UK.

The event is expected to attract many well-known Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora, like Musician King Masco, former Mayor of Southwark Mr Blango,a representative from the Sierra High Commission, Mano Vision Chief Editor Ade Daramy,African Affairs Analyst for the Media Intelligence Institute, New York, Mr Ojukutu Macaulay, many Sierra Leonean organizations in the UK and also non-Sierra Leoneans.

The main purpose of this quarterly magazine is to inform, entertain and engage with Sierra Leoneans about issues relating to post war Sierra Leone. Since the publication of our very first issue last year, we’ve had warm responses from our readers - we’ve listened to them and we are pleased to announce that extensive improvement have been made on several areas of the magazine, which we hope would not only increase our readership, but would provide satisfaction to their taste.

The Cotton Tree is run by young and dynamic Sierra Leonean writers, both at home and abroad, who are determined to bring across a perspective of Sierra Leone which will provide citizens with the information they need to navigate the society.

Meanwhile, The Cotton Tree was hailed at one South London home, when the editor Unisa Dizo-Conteh delivered surprise gifts and some copies of our first issue to families and friends who were celebrating Christmas last year