Mariama grew up hearing stories about his father, and never really bonded with his step-father, Kandeh. He had a half-sister, Aminuta. In 1963 he finally bonded with his step-father over a game of football, oblivious to the fact that really it was Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart inhabiting Kandeh's body, having been astral projected back in time from 2011. (PROSE: And the Crowd Goes Wild)
Mariama made contact with Alistair in the mid-1970s, by first sending him a letter with a photograph. The two finally met, and Alistair was introduced to his daughter-in-law and grandchildren. Alistair kept their existence a secret, until 1990. After the birth of his new grandson, Conall, Alistair was finally convinced to bring his family together and told Albert (his second son) about Mariama and his family in Africa. (PROSE: Hide No More)
By 2004, Mariatu was in regular contact with his family in England, and even attended the occasional family gathering. He was generally known as Maz by Albert and Kate. By this point he was a general in the Sierra Leone Army. (PROSE: Downtime: Child of the New World)
Behind the scenes Edit
The son of the Brigadier and Mariatu was not named in the novel, but the name appears in the early draft of The Also People. (REF: A History of the Universe, AHistory) Mariama is later named in-universe in PROSE: Lucy Wilson and the Bledoe Cadets.