Michael Fayia Kallon, Sierra Leone's social critic, 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. He 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.
In the United States he received a Bachelors degree in writing and literature form Burlington College and a diploma for freelance writing from Harcourt Higher Learning in Scranton, PA. He also graduated as a private investigator from the Detective Training Institute in California.
Kallon has lived in New York since he escaped the human slaughter that plagued Liberia and Sierra Leone in the 1980s and 90s. Mr. Kallon has graduated from Walden University with a master's degree in Public Administration (MPA) in the United States. He has written many works on KISSI culture in Africa and also life in the United States. He has previously published Idols With Tears (available through AuthorHouse), 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 on AMAZON, and continues to work on more books to this day.
He is presently a student at Capella University doing a PhD in Criminal Justice -Public Safety, Bioterrorism and Homeland Security.
Kallon’s humanitarian drive could be visited on his Facebook page – MAKONA BOOK CLUB INC.