About the author
Ishmail Kamara was born in Mambolo Chiefdom, Northern Sierra Leone. In 2012, Ishmail fled Sierra Leone to the Netherlands where he later discovered his true talents as a performing poet, writer and inspirational speaker. During a difficult start in the Netherlands, Ishmail created a podium through sport and creative writing, inspiring many people. In 2016, Ishmail fulfilled his dream of becoming a football champion with amateur club Excelsior Maassluis after three seasons. After that triumph, he quit active football and pursued his other dream of becoming a full-time writer. As a performing poet, Ishmail became a new face after being described as the ‘Dream-rich poet’ in a local newspaper. Ishmail started conducting his famous City tour ‘My muse’ in Rotterdam West, which inspired his debut Smile, a collection of poems published in February 2018 in Wales, the United Kingdom. As a writer with a mission to change the world through telling stories that could have never been told, Ishmail pursues his writing dream and now arrives at his next stop with his first-ever novel, A Hundred Golden horses, A Journey To The Promised Land.