Somalia’s 3rd Kismayo Book Fair kicks off July 7. Sahra Ahmed Koshin among the guests

Very little information available (or at least that I can find) for the 3rd annual Kismayo Book Fair, which will run July 7-9 this year. The website is showing a dead-end, but both Facebook and twitter report the fair is about to kick off. Kismayo is a port and commercial capital of the autonomous Jubaland region Read More …

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 …