Cadaado Book Fair to debut in Somalia weeks after the Mogadishu Book Fair

Vie twitter. Yet another book fair launching in troubled Somalia. More on this as information becomes available. Via twitter. Yet another book fair launching in troubled Somalia. More on this as information becomes available. The event is one of several book fairs in Somalia this year, of which the Mogadishu Book Fair was the highest Read More …

The Mogadishu Book Fair: an oasis of tranquility in a troubled land

From above, the city is knots of green punctured by blue, red and beige roofs rolling into a strip of bright white sand before falling into the sea. In August, the air in the city is cool and a crisp ocean breeze clears the humidity. What better setting for a book fair? Actually there are Read More …

Mogadishu Book Fair 15-17 August

Somalia’s 4th annual Mogadishu Book Fair will be happening August 15-17. Follow on twitter. Facebook. Website (not responding as I write this): Other Somali cities have managed to hold book fairs, including Hargeisa (last month), Kismayo and Garowe. Last year was the first time a handful of foreign guests were allowed to attend, because of Read More …

The Mogadishu and Nairobi Book Fairs – Publishing Challenges In Africa

The Nairobi Book Fair is underway in Kenya this week. It comes hard on the heels of another East Africa book event, in Somalia. The Mogadishu Book Fair is just three years old, and a brave attempt at normality in a country ridden by insurgency, piracy (real pirates, not book pirates) and famine. The thirty-one Read More …