Momodou Ndow is an award-wining Gambian writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He currently works as a Records Coordinator for a law firm in San Francisco and has over 20 years of experience working in records at San Francisco law firms. Born and raised in The Gambia, he moved to the United States in 1989. He attended Holy Names University in Oakland, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree.

Momodou published his first book The Mischievous Mosquitoes of Banjul in November 2022, which won an award at the BookFest Awards, spring 2023. The book is the first of five books in his Memories of a Gambian Child children’s book series under his MoBooks brand. It is his hope that the books will be introduced in schools to encourage early reading while sensitizing children about the environment, health and other important issues.

In his spare time, Momodou enjoys watching and playing soccer, traveling abroad, and writing commentary on a range of issues relating to The Gambia, Gambians, and society at large. His goal is to push the conversation to the next level, especially in his Gambian community.

He is also passionate about community work and was a mentor for at-risk kids in the San Francisco Unified School District for 6 years. He was recognized for his contribution in the community with the Caesar Chavez Peace Award in 2014.