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Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2016 shortlist out

The Brunel University African Poetry Prize is a poetry prize of £3000 aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. The prize is open to African poets worldwide and each poet has to submit 10 poems to be eligible. It is sponsored by Brunel University London and Commonwealth Writers. Previous winner of the […]

Hargeysa International Book Fair: Day 5 images and videos
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Hargeysa International Book Fair: Day 5 images and videos

Here are some images and video from day five of the Haregysa International Book Fair 2015 taken by my trusty camera phone. Yusuf Serunkuma moderates Chuma Nwokolo, Okey Ndibe, Dr Mpalive Msiska and Prof Niyi Osundare The Somaliland Writers Association panel Joe Addo They have a Frantz Fanon university in Hargeisa

Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 5 winding it down
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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 5 winding it down

The Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015 is winding down to the sadness of delegates, both local and international, who are interacting, learning and have become friends with one another. There were several highlights from this day. One of these was the luncheon that the Mansour Hotel, which is where all international guests stayed, gave. At […]

Hargeysa International Book Fair: Day 4 images and videos
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Hargeysa International Book Fair: Day 4 images and videos

Here are some images and videos from the fourth day of the Haregysa International Book Fair 2015 taken by my trusty camera phone. Maimouna Jallow, Prof Niyi Osundare and Okey Ndibe Chuma Nwokolo and Jonny Steinberg live tweeting event Nimo Jirdeh moderates Ciku Kimeria Mary Harper moderates Maimouna Jallow Prof Mpalive Msiska, Nadifa Mohamed and […]

Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 3 thrills and spills
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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 3 thrills and spills

The action in the hottest literary festival happening right now continued in the biggest city in Somaliland on Monday. We had been enjoying the rich literary offering and world class friendliness of the people of Hargeisa and it didn’t look like it was changing any time in the near future. There were many panels that […]

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Hargeysa International Book Fair 2015: Day 3 thrills and spills

The action in the hottest literary festival happening right now continued in the biggest city in Somaliland on Monday. We had been enjoying the rich literary offering and world class friendliness of the people of Hargeisa and it didn’t look like it was changing any time in the near future. There were many panels that […]