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 […]
The second day of the festival dawned bright and early for us at the biggest literary festival in the Horn of Africa. The day was filled with many activities for those were searching to find something to learn what’s new and happening in the African literary game. The days here have been very warm meaning […]
Here are some images from the second day of the Haregysa International Book Fair 2015 taken by my trusty camera phone.
Here are some images from the first day of the Haregysa International Book Fair 2015 taken by my trusty camera phone.
It took a while but I finally made it to Hargeisa the second largest city in the Somali region. I was here to attend the eighth edition of the Hargeysa International Book fair. Day one started on a bit of a downer. I had booked Jubba Airways on the recommendation of a well-travelled friend. I […]
Fresh Paint II is the second anthology of poems and short stories by Kenyan women done as partnership between Goethe-Institut Kenya and AMKA. The anthology includes the writing of Nduta Waweru, Linda Musita, Maimouna Jallow, Consolata Mutua and Gloria Mwaniga. The anthology was launched with an event at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi on Thursday […]
Nigerian poet Chijioke Amu Nnadi is something of legend in the poetry business. He is the winner of the 2002 ANA Poetry Prize (the fire within), 2013 ANA Poetry Prize (through the window of a sandcastle) and 2014 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry (through the window of a sandcastle). Amu Nnadi will be doing […]
I have been keeping you abreast of an exciting new project coming out of Rwanda. Huza Press a publisher in the country are currently in the process of coming out with a new anthology with stories from the East African country. The publisher has just announced the writers who are in the running for the […]
The South African Book Fair 2015 will be happening from tomorrow 31st July until August 2nd at the Turbine Hall, Newtown, Johannesburg. The theme for this year’s fair is #DiscoverYourBookself as the organisers believe that the books we read shape us and they are certain you’ll find your ‘bookself’ here. So what will the plan […]
The judges of the Man Booker Prize 2015, one of the richest in the world at US$50,000, have announced those who are in the running. We have one of our own that list of thirteen; Nigerian Chigozie Obioma is in the running for his debut novel The Fishermen which was published by ONE, Pushkin Press. […]