Fayia Kallon was born in 1955 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.
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, Liberia.
the United States, he received a Bachelor’s 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.
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 books on the
Kissi culture in Africa, and also experiences in the United States of America –
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.
is presently a student at Capella University doing a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice
/Public Safety, Bioterrorism and Homeland Security (Emergency Management).
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.
Kallon’s humanitarian drive could be visited on his Facebook page – MAKONA BOOK CLUB INC.