Michael Fayia Kallon was born in the Foryoh Compound
in Koindu, a prominent business center in the Kissi Teng Chiefdom in Kissi
Bendu, Kailahun District, located in eastern Sierra Leone, on the west coast of
Africa. His father, a dispenser- the late Borbor Brima Kallon, was born in
Daru, Sierra Leone. His mother - Madam Finda Nyon Foryoh - Kallon, daughter of
the late Kissi Chief - Fayia Foryoh; lives in New York City, in the United
States of America.
Mr. Kallon moved to the United States after escaping
war in Liberia and Sierra Leone. He attended Catholic schools -in Koindu, and
the Holy Trinity Secondary School in Kenema, Sierra Leone, and obtained an
Associate Degree in Education from Kakata Teachers Training College in Kakata,
In the United States he received a Bachelorís degree
in writing and literature from Burlington College and a diploma for freelance
writing from Harcourt Higher Learning in Scranton, PA/USA. He also graduated as
a Private Investigator from the Detective Training Institute in California and
received both the Basic and Advanced diplomas.
Kallon has lived in New York since he escaped the
human slaughter that plagued Liberia and Sierra Leone in the 1980s and 90s, but
later moved to Philadelphia/PA/USA. Mr. Kallon graduated from Walden University
with a master's degree in Public Administration (MPA) in the United States. He
has written many works on the Kissi culture in Africa and also life in the
United States of America.
He has previously published Idols With Tears - now
available through the Sierra Leonean Writers series (SLWS)), Barnes &
Nobles.com, Amazon.com. Walking With A Cane - New York City's Food Stamps War.
The Traffic Supervisor at JFK, and The Kissi Storyteller - Folktales from
Sierra Leone, published by Wasteland Press - USA. The Ghosts of Ngaingah,
published by the Sierra Leonean Writers Series (SLWS) now at AMAZON, and
continues to work on more books and projects to this day.
He is presently a student at Capella University
doing a PhD in Criminal Justice /Public Safety, Bioterrorism and Homeland
Security (Emergency Management).
Mr. Kallon was presented the prestigious award by
the National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America (NOSLIMA),
for his distinguished humanitarian service both in Kissi Bendu, and in the Daru
communities in the Kailahun District, in eastern Sierra Leone - and for his
invaluable writings thus exposing the goodness in the Kissi culture for the
first time in human history.
Mr. Kallonís humanitarian drive could be visited on
his Facebook page Ė MAKONA BOOK CLUB INC.